ON THE ORIGINAL ONE .
Best known as the drummer in the recently reunited RETURN TO FOREVER, Lenny White is so much more. Along with fellow drummers Tony Williams and Billy Cobham, Lenny is rightly considered one of the founding fathers of FUSION JAZZ . and distinguishing himself even more, Lenny moved on to lead bands and projects that covered the entire musical spectrum.
KEEPING TIME .
As with many drummers, Lenny White's career is often overshadowed by the so-called "lead" instruments in the bands of which he is a part, but as were Max Roach, Art Blakey, Tony Williams, and Billy Cobham, Lenny has also made important contributions as a skilled composer and arranger who has led a number of his own bands, and has written and produced more than 20 albums of his own.
FAMILIAR RHYTHMS .
For 1989's Manhattan Project, Lenny formed a collective that put his old friends Stanley Clarke and Wayne Shorter together with pianist Michel Petrucciani. The show included Lenny's arrangements of standards such as "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" (posted here) and "Summertime," as well as favorites out of band members' individual catalogs. And adding to the richness of the performance, Lenny recruited the synthesizers of Gil Goldstein and Peter Levin allowing him to add layers of orchestral complexity.
COREA, CLARKE & WHITE
1 (Tue) ?
2 (Wed) ? LOS ANGELES, CA / Hollywood Bowl
With Special Guests:
Bill Connors (guitar)
Jean-Luc Ponty (violin)
3 (Thu) ?
4 (Fri) ? DETROIT, MI / Int?l Jazz Festival (Chase Main Stage)
5 (Sat) ? BETHLEHEM, PA / Le High University
6 (Sun) ?
7 (Mon) ? MINNEAPOLIS, MN / Dakota Club
8 (Tue) ? MINNEAPOLIS, MN / Dakota Club
9 (Wed) ? SAN DIEGO, CA / Anthology Club
10 (Thu) ? SAN DIEGO, CA / Anthology Club
11 (Fri) ? SAN DIEGO, CA / Anthology Club
12 (Sat) ? PHOENIX, AR / Orpheum
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15 (Tue) ? OAKLAND, CA / Yoshi?s
16 (Wed) ? OAKLAND, CA / Yoshi?s
17 (Thu) ? OAKLAND, CA / Yoshi?s
18 (Fri) ? OAKLAND, CA / Yoshi?s
19 (Sat) ?
20 (Sun) ? MONTEREY, CA / Monterey Jazz Festival (Lyons Stage)
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22 (Tue) ? ARCATA, CA / Humboldt University (Van Duzer Theatre)
23 (Wed) ? PORTLAND, OR / Alladin (tentative)
24 (Thu) ?
25 (Fri) ? BUFFALO, NY / University of Buffalo
26 (Sat) ? TORONTO, CANADA / Royal Conservatory of Music (Koemer Hall)
27 (Sun) ?
28 (Mon) ? ALEXANDRIA, VA / Birchmere
29 (Tue) ? BERGEN, NJ / Bergen Performing Arts Center
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20 (Tue) ? PARIS, FRANCE / Grand Rex
21 (Wed) ?
22 (Thu) ? TOURCOING, FRANCE / Theatre de Tourcoing
23 (Fri) ?
24 (Sat) ? BUCHAREST, ROMANIA / Palace Hall
25 (Sun) ?
26 (Mon) ? SKOPJE, MACEDONIA / Universal Hall
27 (Tue) ? LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA / Cankarjev Dom-Gallus Hall
28 (Wed) ?
29 (Thu) ? HAMBURG, GERMANY / Kampnagel (tentative)
30 (Fri) ?
3 (Sat) ? ZURICH, SWITZERLAND / Theaterhaus Gessnerailee
1 (Sun) ? OSLO, NORWAY / Cosmopolite (tentative)
2 (Mon) ? VIENNA, AUSTRIA / (tentative)
3 (Tue) ?
4 (Wed) ? TBA
5 (Thu) ?
6 (Fri) ? ANKARA, TURKEY / Anadolu Gosteri Merkezi
7 (Sat) ? ISTANBUL, TURKEY / CCR
8 (Sun) ?
9 (Mon) ? ATHENS, GREECE / Pallas Theatre
10 (Tue) ?
11 (Wed) ? TBA
12 (Thu) ?
13 (Fri) ? GRONINGEN, HOLLAND / Oosterpoort
14 (Sat) ?
15 (Sun) ? LONDON, ENGLAND / Barbican Theatre
16 (Mon) ? END OF TOUR
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25 (Wed) ? COREA, CLARKE & WHITE
26 (Thu) ?
27 (Fri) ? BLUE NOTE / TOKYO, JAPAN
28 (Sat) ? BLUE NOTE / TOKYO, JAPAN
29 (Sun) ? BLUE NOTE / TOKYO, JAPAN
30 (Mon) ? BLUE NOTE / TOKYO, JAPAN
1 (Tue) ? BLUE NOTE / TOKYO, JAPAN
2 (Wed) ? BLUE NOTE / TOKYO, JAPAN
3 (Thu) ? Travel
4 (Fri) ? Day Off
5 (Sat) ? SINGAPORE / Esplanade
6 (Sun) ? Travel
7 (Mon) ? BLUES ALLEY / SEATTLE, WA (tentative)
8 (Tue) ? BLUES ALLEY / SEATTLE, WA (tentative)
9 (Wed) ? BLUES ALLEY / SEATTLE, WA (tentative)
10 (Thu) ?
11 (Fri) ? TBA
12 (Sat) ? TBA