6 Songs, 1 Hour, 9 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A legendary jazz-funk drummer from New York, Lenny White has been recording professionally since the late '60s and has worked with a wide range of artists, including Miles Davis (on his landmark Bitches Brew), Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clarke, and Jaco Pastorius. Over the years he's released more than a dozen solo albums, plus group projects with Twennynine, Azteca, and Chick Corea's fusion super-crew Return to Forever, in addition to producing for the likes of Wayne Shorter, Grover Washington Jr., and even Big Daddy Kane. Recorded in concert in 1997, Lenny White Live is a six-track album that revisits several tracks from his mid-'90s release Present Tense. His band here includes Mark Ledford, Bennie Maupin, Donald Blackman, Victor Bailey, and Patrice Rushen. Lenny White Live is undeniably funky and easy to get into. Standout selections include "Whew! What a Dream (Alternate Version)," "Pic Pocket," and "Wolfbane."

EDITORS’ NOTES

A legendary jazz-funk drummer from New York, Lenny White has been recording professionally since the late '60s and has worked with a wide range of artists, including Miles Davis (on his landmark Bitches Brew), Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clarke, and Jaco Pastorius. Over the years he's released more than a dozen solo albums, plus group projects with Twennynine, Azteca, and Chick Corea's fusion super-crew Return to Forever, in addition to producing for the likes of Wayne Shorter, Grover Washington Jr., and even Big Daddy Kane. Recorded in concert in 1997, Lenny White Live is a six-track album that revisits several tracks from his mid-'90s release Present Tense. His band here includes Mark Ledford, Bennie Maupin, Donald Blackman, Victor Bailey, and Patrice Rushen. Lenny White Live is undeniably funky and easy to get into. Standout selections include "Whew! What a Dream (Alternate Version)," "Pic Pocket," and "Wolfbane."

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About Lenny White

A versatile drummer, Lenny White is still best-known for being part of Chick Corea's Return To Forever in the 1970's. White was self-taught on drums and he largely started his career on top, playing regularly with Jackie McLean (1968) and recording "Bitches Brew" with Miles Davis in 1969. White was soon working with some of the who's who of jazz including Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Gato Barbieri, Gil Evans, Stanley Clarke and Stan Getz among others. As a member of Return To Forever during 1973-76, White gained a strong reputation as one of the top fusion drummers, but he was always versatile enough to play in many settings. After the breakup of RTF, Lenny White headed several fusion projects but none of the recordings (for Nemperor and Elektra) have dated well at all, emphasizing commercial funk. However his work with the Echoes Of An Era and Griffith Park all-star groups were been more successful and he has been a valuable sideman for a wide variety of projects. ~ Scott Yanow

  • ORIGIN
    New York, NY
  • BORN
    December 19, 1949

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