Streamline (Lenny White album)

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Lenny White - 1977 - Streamline.jpg
Studio album by
Released1978 (1978)[1]
RecordedJuly–August 1978 at Wally Heider Studios in Hollywood; Indigo Ranch Recording Studio in Malibu, California
GenreJazz fusion, jazz-funk
ProducerLenny White, Larry Dunn, Don Mizell
Lenny White chronology
Big City
Best of Friends

Streamline is the fourth studio album by drummer Lenny White, released in 1978 through Elektra Records and reissued in 2002 through Wounded Bird Records.[3] The album reached No. 27 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[5]

Alex Henderson at AllMusic gave Streamline three stars out of five, saying that it "isn't a five-star gem, but it isn't bad either" and calling it a "generally decent, if mildly uneven, collection of instrumental jazz fusion and R&B vocal numbers." He noted White's cover of the Beatles' "Lady Madonna" as an "interesting" highlight; other songs such as "Night Games", "Struttin'" and "Pooh Bear" he described as "enjoyable even though they fall short of the brilliance of the material on The Adventures of Astral Pirates [1978] and Venusian Summer [1975]."[1]

Track listing[edit]

1."Struttin'"Jamie Glaser4:45
2."Lady Madonna"John Lennon, Paul McCartney3:54
3."12 Bars From Mars"Nick Moroch3:10
4."Earthlings"Lenny White, Don Blackman4:48
5."Spazmo Strikes Again"White0:25
7."Pooh Bear"White, Weldon Irvine5:02
8."Lockie's Inspiration"Denzil Miller, Jr.0:41
9."I'll See You Soon"White6:30
10."Night Games"Marcus Miller3:58
11."Cosmic Indigo"Blackman0:50
Total length:37:01


Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1978 Billboard Jazz Albums 27[4]


  1. ^ a b c Henderson, Alex. "Streamline - Lenny White". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-12-23.
  2. ^ Streamline (CD release "WOU 164").
  3. ^ "Lenny White – Streamline". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-12-23.
  4. ^ a b "Streamline - Lenny White | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-12-23.
  5. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 207. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.