Born on 01.03.1947, in Philadelphia, Pennysylvannia, U.S.A.
His first recording was in "Magic Of JuJu" album with Archie Shepp in 1967.
In 1972 he recorded his first album as a bandleader.
He went on leading some great jazz recordings with Carlos Garnett, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Herbie Hancock.
After mid-70's he turned to more sophisticated r'n'b and soul material with featuring guest singers like Michael Henderson, Jean Carn, Phyllis Hyman, Al Johnson, Jones Girls etc.