Did a search, and apparently there isn't a world of topics on this man. That wholly shocks me because he's one of the most important under-appreciated figures in music, imo.
Essentially, starting int he late 40s(with a career that spans into the very very early 90s, almost to the point where he died in 1993) almost from start he was one of the first artists ever to have his own DIY record label. Printing and releasing a large body of material by hand, with his band, and distributing it himself. A massive experimenter, and basically the first man to bring electronic synth to jazz.
From my understanding, universally considered a landmark figure in Avant Garde, and Jazz. An amazingly free thinking eccentric poet who brought themes and ideologies to jazz, and black culture in general, that were unheard of before.