"Blue Frenzy / Mirrors" (Blue Note Records)
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[1995 interview in "Down Beat" magazine] I met Trane [John Coltrane
] at a jam session at Count Basie
's in Harlem in 1958. He said, "Why don't you come over and let's try and practice a little bit together." I almost went crazy. I mean, here is a 20-year-old kid practicing with John Coltrane. He helped me out a lot, and we worked several jobs together.
He studied music at the Arthur Jordan Conservatory and with the Indianapolis Symphony.