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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: December 19, 1949

Leonard White III is best known for playing in Chick Corea's Return to Forever and being one of the forerunners of jazz-rock/funk.

White was born in New York City. A self-taught, left- handed drummer on a right-handed kit, he began his career in local groups, and playing regularly with Jackie McLean in the late 1960s. In 1969, he first appeared on Miles Davis' historic recording on Bitches' Brew and later in 1970 he played with Freddie Hubbard on Red Clay before joining Corea's Return to Forever and Azteca in 1972. A year after, Azteca dissolved and he became dedicated to RTF. For five years, he recorded a number of albums with Return to Forever including the award winning “No Mystery” and “Romantic Warrior. When the group split up in 1977 White signed with the Nemperor label (via Atlantic) and recorded two albums as leader....
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Music

Featured recording “Lenny White Live from '97”

Lenny White Live from '97

BFM Jazz
2013
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    Lenny White Live from '97

    BFM Jazz
    2013
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    Lenny White Live

    BFM Jazz
    2013
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    Anomaly

    Abstract Logix
    2010
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    Edge

    Air Mail Archive
    1998
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    Renderors Of Spirit

    Air Mail Archive
    1996
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    Present Tense

    Air Mail Archive
    1995
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    Attitude

    Air Mail Archive
    1983
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