Streamline (Lenny White album)

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Streamline
Lenny White - 1977 - Streamline.jpg
Studio album by Lenny White
Released 1978 (1978)[1]
Recorded July–August 1978 at Wally Heider Studios in Hollywood; Indigo Ranch Recording Studio in Malibu, California
Genre Jazz fusion, jazz-funk
Length 37:01[2]
Label Elektra
Producer Lenny White, Larry Dunn, Don Mizell
Lenny White chronology
Big City
(1977)
Streamline
(1978)
Best of Friends
(1978)

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
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Struttin'" Jamie Glaser 4:45
2. "Lady Madonna" John Lennon, Paul McCartney 3:54
3. "12 Bars From Mars" Nick Moroch 3:10
4. "Earthlings" Lenny White, Don Blackman 4:48
5. "Spazmo Strikes Again" White 0:25
6. "Time" Blackman 2:58
7. "Pooh Bear" White, Weldon Irvine 5:02
8. "Lockie's Inspiration" Denzil Miller, Jr. 0:41
9. "I'll See You Soon" White 6:30
10. "Night Games" Marcus Miller 3:58
11. "Cosmic Indigo" Blackman 0:50
Total length: 37:01

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1978 Billboard Jazz Albums 27[4]

References[edit]

  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. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 207. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.