Trombonist who supported Pearl Bailey on
her 1957 releases A Broad and For Adults Only and became a fixture
in Quincy Jones' orchestra, appearing on Jazz 'Round Midnight the following year, Quincy Jones Plays Hip Hits in 1963, and Pure Delight: The
Essence of Quincy Jones and His Orchestra (1953-1964). In the 1970s, he hooked up with sax
man Grover Washington, Jr. on his Soul Box albums, subsequently making
the cut on The Best of Grover
Washington, Jr. He also appeared on Van McCoy's The Disco Kid, Eddie Kendricks' Vintage
'78, and Frank Sinatra's Trilogy. In 1993, he was the trombonist on
the Broadway production The Red Shoes
and went on to join Machito and His Orchestra for
the Afro-Cuban jazz album Kenya.
They also contributed "Congo Mulence"
to the 2000 compilation, Latino Blue.
Frank Sinatra recordings
What God Looks Like To Me
(Stan Irvin/Lan O'Kun)
Reprise RPS 49233 (XNY2101S) (US 45)
from "New York,
New York" (Fred Ebb/John Kander)
Reprise RPS49233 (XNY 2103 S) (US 45)