Jazz artist who defied the rising tide of bebop in the 1940s and became popular as a stride pianist.
He was a fixture of traditional jazz, playing with such artists as Eddie Condon.
He studied law in the 1970s and practiced for a short time in the 1980s.
He married Diane McClumpha and had four daughters from a prior marriage.
His style meshed well with Gene Krupa's, and the two played a stint together in 1965 in South America.