A highly regarded R&B and funk session keyboardist, who worked on hundreds of sessions by every major name, He led his own recordings and also worked with studio ensembles like Stuff and the Gadd Gang. A top rate session player, from the mid '60s through the early '90s, when you heard a new tune on the radio with a particularly soulful piano, Rhodes, or B-3 part, he probably played it. In the recording industry he was royalty, a first call musician sought out by top producers.
This gifted pianist, composer and arranger was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 24, 1943. He started playing piano at the age of seven, began performing in high school, and attended the Julliard School of Music.