Lenny White

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Lenny White
Lenny White & Stanley Clarke.jpg
Lenny White and Stanley Clarke, 1976
Background information
Birth name Leonard White III
Born (1949-12-19) December 19, 1949 (age 66)
New York City, U.S.
Genres Jazz fusion, funk
Occupation(s) Musician, bandleader
Instruments Drums
Years active 1968–present
Labels Elektra
Associated acts Return to Forever, Azteca, Jamaica Boys
Website lennywhite.com

Leonard "Lenny" White III (born December 19, 1949) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning[1] American jazz fusion drummer, born in New York City, best known for being the drummer of Chick Corea's Return to Forever. A resident of Teaneck, New Jersey, White has been described as "one of the founding fathers of jazz fusion".[2][3][4]

Discography[edit]

Lenny White with Buster Williams at Oslo Jazzfestival 2016

Credits partially adapted from AllMusic and Discogs.[5][6]

As leader[edit]

  • 1975: Venusian Summer (Nemperor)
  • 1977: Big City (Nemperor)
  • 1978: The Adventures of Astral Pirates (Elektra)
  • 1978: Streamline (Elektra)
  • 1979: Best of Friends (With the Twennynine) (Elektra)
  • 1980: Twennynine (With Lenny White) (Elektra)
  • 1981: Just Like Dreamin' (With the Twennynine) (Elektra)
  • 1983: Attitude (Wounded Bird)
  • 1983: In Clinic (DCI)
  • 1995: Present Tense (Hip Bop/Koch)
  • 1996: Renderers of Spirit (Hip Bop Essence)
  • 1999: Edge (Hip Bop Essence)
  • 2002: Collection (Hip Bop)
  • 2004: Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire (Trauma)
  • 2010: Anomaly (Abstract Logix)

As sideman[edit]

With Azteca

  • 1972: Azteca (Columbia)
  • 1973: Pyramid of the Moon (Columbia)
  • 2008: From The Ruins (Inakustic Gmbh)

With Gato Barbieri

  • 1971: Fenix (Flying Dutchman)

With Stanley Clarke

With Al Di Meola:

With Return to Forever

With Larry Coryell & Victor Bailey

  • 2005: Electric
  • 2006: Traffic

With Chaka Khan, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea & Stanley Clarke

  • 1982: Echoes of an Era (Elektra)
  • 1982: Echoes of an Era 2 – The Concert (Elektra)

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lenny White on Grammy.com". 
  2. ^ "All About Jazz: Lenny White biography". All About Jazz. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Scott Yanow. "Allmusic: Lenny White biography". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on March 12, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ Kara Yorio (December 19, 2013). "Teaneck's Lenny White to play four nights at Jazz Standard". The Record. Archived from the original on January 14, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2016. White, a two-time Grammy winner, is one of the founding fathers of jazz fusion. His first recording gig was with Miles Davis on the groundbreaking "Bitches Brew" album that was released in 1970. 
  5. ^ "Allmusic: Lenny White – discography". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on March 12, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Discogs: Lenny White III – discography". Discogs.com. Archived from the original on March 12, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Explorations in Space and Time (Binaural)". HDtracks. 2011. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 

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