|Birth Day||June 6, 1935|
|Age||85 YEARS OLD|
Jazz guitarist and composer who helped Blue Note Records rise to international prominence as a label. He appeared as bandleader on more than twenty albums over the course of his career.
He began performing as a professional musician at age twelve.
He died of a heart attack in 1979 after his health had been failing for years.
He was survived by his six children.
He worked closely for many years with drummer Elvin Jones on a variety of projects.