He lived in Paris a number of years, and currently resides in New York. While in Paris, he performed with Orchestre National de Jazz and studied conducting at the École Normale de Musique de Paris. He was later awarded Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by then Minister of Culture, Jack Lang. In 1989 he began a 14-year association and tenure with master jazz pianist McCoy Tyner as part of the McCoy Tyner Trio, winning three Grammy Awards and performing worldwide.
- 1989 McCoy Tyner Trio, Live at Sweet Basil, Evidence
- 1991 McCoy Tyner Trio, 44th Street Suite, Red Baron
- 1991 McCoy Tyner, Blue Bossa, Lester Recording
- 1991 McCoy Tyner Trio, Remembering John, Enja
- 1995 McCoy Tyner Trio, Infinity, Impulse!
- 1996 Bob Stewart, Then & Now, Postcards
- 2005 Michael Hackett, Circles, Summit
- 2006 Billy Harper, Blueprints of Jazz Vol. 2 (Talking House)