Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Lenny White - 1977 - Big City

Lenny White 
Big City

01. Big City
02. Sweet Dreamer
03. Egypt
04. Nocturne
05. Rapid Transit
06. Ritmo Loco
07. Dreams Come And Go Away
08. Enchanted Pool Suite 
09. And We Meet Again

Greg Adams: Trumpet
Lamar Alsop: Violin, Viola
Brian Auger: Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Piano (Electric)
Raymond Beckenstein: Flute
Alex Blake: Bass
Al Brown: Viola
Emilio Castillo: Sax (Tenor)
Clive Chaman: Bass
Louis Colin: Harp
Michael Comins: Violin
Harry Cykman: Violin
Harvey Estrin: Flute
Barry Finclair: Violin
Paul Gershman: Violin
Mike Gibbs: Piano, Orchestration
Mic Gillette: Trombone, Trumpet
Patrick Gleeson: Synthesizer, Keyboards, Producer, Brass, Brass Arrangement, Arp Strings
Ray Gomez: Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Arranger, Guitar (Electric), Performer, Soloist
Jerry Goodman: Violin
Onaje Allan Gumbs: Piano, Keyboards
Jan Hammer: Piano, Keyboards, Piano (Electric), Mini Moog
Herbie Hancock: Keyboards, Piano (Electric)
Paul Jackson, Jr.: Bass
Paul Jackson: Bass
David Earle Johnson: Conga
Gary King: Bass, Drums
Harold Kohon: Violin
Stephen "Doc" Kupka: Sax (Baritone)
Lennox Laington: Conga
Walter Levinsky: Flute
Jesse Levy: Cello
Alex Ligertwood: Guitar
Guy Lumia: Violin
Bennie Maupin: Saxophone, Sax (Soprano)
Charles McCracken: Cello
Homer Mensch: Double Bass
Marcus Miller: Bass
Jack Mills: Guitar, Soloist
Marin Morganstern: Violin
Marvin Morgenstern: Violin
David Nadien: Violin
Lenny Pickett: Sax (Tenor), Lyricon, Soloist
John Pintavalle: Violin
Max Pollikoff: Violin
Neal Schon: Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Soloist
Alan Shulman: Cello
Linda Tillery: Vocals
Tower of Power: Horn
Miroslav Vitous :Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
Lenny White: Synthesizer, Bass, Piano, Arranger, Conga, Drums, Keyboards, Timbales, Moog Synthesizer, Producer, Oberheim, Horn Arrangements, Roto Toms, Announcer, Mini Moog, Arp Strings, Moog Drum, Verdine White Bass

...And yet another overlooked jazz-fusion classic from drum master Lenny White. Quite a few fusion heavyweights joined Lenny for this outing including Herbie Hancock, Jan Hammer, Jerry Goodman and guitar prodigy Neal Schon. Bordering on prog rock, "Big City" should be part of every prog/fusion fans' collection but unfortunately it is no longer issued. I was lucky enough to find a used copy on Amazon for 20 bucks. It's now going for 150 dollars and up. I'm sure this is subject to change.



  2. Thank you! I have a weak spot for 70's fusion.