Lenny White was born in Queens, N. Y. and travelled to Forever. Excuse the forced pun, but it was with Chick Corea's Return to Forever, that Lenny made the reputation that engendered his foray as a solo act."I got a call from a different guitar player every day for about a month," Lenny related.
The shape of the instruments is the first noticeable departure from conventional drums. Below the head* of each tom-tom, for instance, the drum continues downward in a cylinder then curves ninety degrees to end in a wild looking open flared horn, facing the audience.
After coming to this country from Pakistan in 1968, and meeting up with McLaughlin, Roy has gone on from virtual obscurity to play with some of the major figures in jazz. After achieving notoriety on McLaughlin's breakthrough My Goal's Beyond album, Badal garnered sessions and tours with the likes of Miles Davis, Lonnie Liston Smith, Pharoah Sanders, and most recently with Dave Liebman's incredible Lookout Farm.
Why a feature story on a twelve year old little girl in a drummers magazine? Very simple. Terri Lyne Carrington of Medford, Massachusetts first off is not your average twelve-year-old girl; and she's not just an average little drummer. She happens to be one of the most remarkable new jazz drumming talents on the scene today.
This is a Cinderella story that should bring comfort to any drummer who has feared leaving the music business. It's the story of a man who had to hang up his sticks because fate decreed that he should become something else. A fascinating tale of how music's loss, became television's gain.
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