violist with the New York Symphony who established himself as a session
musician in the ‘60s, playing for Sam Cooke on the single “Sad
Mood”/”Tenderness”, and later made the cut on The Man Who Invented Soul and Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964.
collaborated with Astrud Gilberto on her album, Astrud For Lovers. In 1968, he played violin on Artie
Butler’s Have You Met Miss
Jones? and a year later popped up on Walter Wanderley’s Moondreams.
the 1970s with appearances on Something
by Tony Bennett and Luis Bonfa’s LP, The New Face of Bonfa. In 1974, he played viola on Janis
Ian’s Stars and
subsequently wound up on the compilation, Souvenirs: Best of
Janis Ian 1972-1981.
on Frank Sinatra’s 1979 boxed set, Trilogy, and tested out his classical chops on French Harp Music, performing Claude
Debussy’s “Danse Sacree
et Danse Profane for Harp and Strings” with
The Stradivari String Quartet.
In 2007, he
appeared on the television soundtrack album, The Simpsons: Testify.