Born : 7 September 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Died : 4 July 1992 in New York, New York.
Member of Lionel Hampton's orchestra in 1941/1942, and - with some interruptions - a member of Count Basie's orchestra from December 1943 until January 1961. In 1961 he co-founded Jazz Interactions, a New York-based organisation promoting jazz on an educational basis which he would later be president of.
- 10 Vocals
- 869 Instruments & Performance
- 78 Writing & Arrangement
- 13 Featuring & Presenting
- 2 Conducting & Leading