Prominent jazz stride artist who worked with musicians like Muggsy Spanier.
He formed his own trios in Baltimore during the 1930s. He played a role in the New Orleans jazz revival in the mid-1940s.
He played with the Jack Teagarden band from 1956 until 1962.
His daughter died from a combination of cancer and the effects of two strokes.
He drew inspiration from Earl Hines and Jelly Roll Morton.