Songwriter ("Primrose Lane", "Pastel"), composer, conductor, arranger, bassist and tubist who, after his college education, performed as bassist within the groups of Louis Armstrong
, Benny Goodman
, Nat 'King' Cole
and Lester Young
, later forming his own trio. Starting in the early 1950s, prior to which he helped bring about the amalgamation of L.A...
See full bio »