He was either in prison or else working hard at Riverside when the BN run would have been most likely. For the better part of the 70s he was doing Heath Brothers, and then after that, from what I understand, he had a good thing going as an educator/clinician.
I don't know how much he would have wanted to trifle with Steeplechase or any other label where publishing considerations might have been on the table. You can make a safe bet that a guy who wrote as prolifically as he did was, at that point, going to be pretty serious about that.
This is a good time to call out these two on Soul Note, not particularly "well-know", but very good indeed:
Seems like an unlikely grouping, and maybe it was, but everybody came to play.
And some Village Gate sessions with Clark Terry.
Yes, quite a few great sideman appearances, plus all the stuff by The Heath Brothers. But you'd think there would be a Blue Note run, or maybe Concord, or a longer run at Steeple Chase.
You could say he did better (late career) with Heath Brothers, even though those records are now a bit hard to find.