In the early 1960s, he participated in Detroit's Workshop Jazz ensemble, with Johnny Griffith, Paula Greer, David Hamilton, Lefty Edwards and Herbie Williams. After appearing on several Motown recordings, together with leading musicians such as Hank Cosby, of the Funk Brothers, he went to live in California.
- 1963: Boss: Bossa Nova (Workshop Jazz)
- 1966: The Dealer, Chico Hamilton (Impulse!)
- 1971: A Time in My Life, Sarah Vaughan (Mainstream)
- 1972: Woga, Charles Kynard (Mainstream)
- 1973: Your Mama Don't Dance, Charles Kynard (Mainstream)
- 1974: Northern Windows, Hampton Hawes (Prestige)
- 1974: Live'n Well, Bert Myrick (Strata)
- 1974: Slow Dancer, Boz Scaggs (Columbia Records)
- 1975: Stratosonic Nuances, Blue Mitchell (RCA)
- 1975: Black Miracle, Joe Henderson (Milestone)
- 1975: Places and Spaces, Donald Byrd (Blue Note)
- 1976: Eternity, Alice Coltrane (Warner Bros.)
- 1976: Everybody Come On Out, Stanley Turrentine (Fantasy)
- 1976: School Days, Stanley Clarke (Epic)
- 1978: Jazz, Ry Cooder (Warner Bros.)
- 1978: Herb Alpert / Hugh Masekela (Horizon)
- 1979: We're the Best of Friends, Natalie Cole and Peabo Bryson
- 1992: GRP All-Star Big Band (GRP)
- 1992: Dave Grusin Presents GRP All-Star Big Band Live!
- 1995: All Blues
- 1997: Theme for Monterey, Gerald Wilson Orchestra
- 1998: 12 Songs of Christmas, Etta James (Private Music)
- 2005: Christmas Songs, Diana Krall
- Feather, Leonard and Ira Gitler (1999) The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford University Press. At Google Books. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
- Dahl, Bill (2001) Motown: The Golden Years, P. 21. Krause Publications At Google Books. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
- Dahl, Bill (2001) Motown: The Golden Years, P. 64. Krause Publications At Google Books. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
- Yanow, Scott (2003) Jazz on Record: The First Sixty Years, p. 631. Backbeat Books
- Gourse, Leslie (2009) Sassy: The Life of Sarah Vaughan, p- 274. Da Capo Press At Google Books. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
- Do Nascimento Silva, Luiz Carlos (2000) Put Your Dreams Away: A Frank Sinatra Discography. Greenwood Publishing Group At Google Books. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
- Karma - Celebration (LP liner notes). Horizon/A&M Records. SP-713
- Karma - For Everybody (LP liner notes). Horizon/A&M Records. SP-723