Then in 1997, retired from his city job with his children graduated from college, he picked up where he left off. Discouraged by the state of popular music he started a band and went into the schools with a program called Live at Lunch, to expose children to their cultural heritage. In 2000 he made his first record as a leader, Say Yes To Your Best
, an organ trio outing. Recently at Fat Cat he fired up a night billed as a B-3 bash. Now he’s ready to bring his sextet in the club. “I feel the best way that I can leave a legacy as far as this music is concerned is to get the young cats with me and give them the benefit of my experience.” It’s the experience of a lifetime lived right without missing a beat.
Ray Draper - Tuba Sounds (Prestige-OJC, 1957)
Grant Green - Grant’s First Stand (Blue Note, 1961)
Baby Face Willette - Stop and Listen (Blue Note, 1961)
Lou Donaldson - Natural Soul (Blue Note, 1962)
Harold Vick - Steppin’ Out! (Blue Note, 1963)
Ben Dixon - Say Yes To Your Best (American Classical Jazz, 2000)