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Lenny White

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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Albums

Lenny White Live
Lenny White Live
BFM Jazz
2013
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Lenny White Live from '97
Lenny White Live from...
BFM Jazz
2013
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Anomaly
Anomaly
Abstract Logix
2010
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[no cover]
Edge
Air Mail Archive
1998
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[no cover]
Renderors Of Spirit
Air Mail Archive
1996
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[no cover]
Present Tense
Air Mail Archive
1995
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