American jazz tenor saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Born : June 19, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Died : November 17, 2001 in Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Originally studied to be a physician but turned to music while at medical school.
Musical director for Apollo Records in the late 1940s.
Tenor saxophonist, bass clarinetist and arranger. Played in Glenn Millers first band in 1937. Later with Norvo, Goodman and Shaw, before studio work as a freelance musician.
Tenor-saxophone player from the Big Band era who stayed active as a musician until the end of his life.