Who is he?
Leonard White III December 19, 1949
New York City
Cross over jazz
What He Did...
As a self taught left handed drummer on a right handed kit. Lenny White is best known for being apart of Chick Corea’s Return To Forever in the 1970’s. He began his career on top plating regularly with Jackie McLean and began recording “B** Brew” in 1969 with Miles Davis. White gained a strong reputation as one of the Top Drummers.
Who did he work with?
Freddie Hubbard: American jazz trumpeter
Joe Henderson: American saxophonist
Woody Shaw: american trumpeter
Gato Barbieri: argentine saxophonist
Gill Evens: jazz pianist
Stanley Clarke: american bassist
Stan Getz: american saxophonist
After the break up....
after the break up, Lenny White had several fusions projects but none of the recordings ( for Nemperor and Elektra) have dated well at all, emphasizing commercial funk. However his work with the Echoes Of An Era and Griffith Park all- star groups were been more successful and he has been a valuable sideman for a wide variety of projects.