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Lenny White – Live from 97 (2013)

Lenny White – Live from 97 (2013)

The truth is, both of the late-1990s Lenny White-led solo releases that preceded the Japanese concert featured here needed a little scuffing up, and this group happily obliges.

Nick DeRiso’s Half-Year List of Top Albums for 2012: Live and Reissues

For the musical Indiana Joneses amongst us, 2012 has already yielded a number of artifacts for the ages — and we’re but half way done.

Return to Forever – The Mothership Returns (2012)

Return to Forever, as Lenny White proudly told me, was a “jazz quartet on steroids” — with all of the muscular virtuosity and boisterous flourishes implied. Enter violinist Jean-Luc Ponty

Stanley Clarke, bass-playing jazz legend: Something Else! Interview

Stanley Clarke, bass-playing jazz legend: Something Else! Interview

Stanley Clarke joins us to discuss how he became the first bassist to headline tours and craft gold-selling solo projects.

Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten – Thunder (2008)

I know what you’re thinking – three basses … another Spinal Tap opus? Nope, sorry. If it’s not Spinal Tap, then next to the drum solo, the bass solo is just about the most reviled thing at concerts

Gimme Five: Lenny White on "Vulcan Worlds," "Bitches Brew," "Sofistifunk," others

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Lenny White, drummer with fusion-rock pioneers Return to Forever.

Something Else! Interview: Lenny White, of Return to Forever

Fusion jazz drummer Lenny White is prepping for a reunion with the newly expanded Return to Forever, which will make 32 stops in the U.S. beginning in Pittsburgh

One Track Mind: Al Di Meola, "Strawberry Fields" (2011)

by Nick DeRiso Jazz guitarist Al Di Meola, the former teen prodigy in Return to Forever, accomplishes an uncommon thing here, making something out of a cover attempt at the Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

Chick Corea & John McLaughlin – Five Peace Band Live (2009)

We’re not even four months into 2009 and already we’re here for the third time since February celebrating a new Chick Corea release. In February, it was piano/piano face-off with Hiromi called Duet, in March it was the live document of Return To Forever’s triumphant return Returns, and today it’s about another nostalgia trip on the stage, Five Peace BandRead More

Movies: Wayne Shorter – Live at Montreux, 1996 (2008)

Movies: Wayne Shorter – Live at Montreux, 1996 (2008)

“Live at Montreux,” which focuses on tunes from Wayne Shorter’s then-new album “High Life,” might have been just another night in a lifetime of concert dates — if not for the former Miles Davis sideman’s still prodigious, almost hypnotic ability on the sax. That, and some bonus cuts from Montreux performances by Shorter in 1991-92, courtesy of Eagle Rock EntertainmentRead More