Venusian Summer

Venusian Summer

by Lenny WhiteLenny White


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One of the better entries to emerge from a genre that was quickly growing tired. Return to Forever drummer Lenny White, while not as powerful or talented as counterparts Billy Cobham or Alphonse Mouzon, had an excellent feel for funk and an amazing sense of taste. "Chicken-Fried Steak" contains enough odd-time beats and fills to satisfy any drum fanatic, but White proves to be more than just a technician. "The Venusian Summer Suite" and "Mating Drive" are both moody pieces that were obviously influenced by the music of Tangerine Dream. But the primary reason this session succeeds is "Prince of the Sea." It is a strong composition that features Al di Meola and Larry Coryell. This was their only recorded performance together in the '70s and fans are still seeking this recording out to see "who won." This is a must-have fusion recording.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2017
Label: Wounded Bird Records
UPC: 0664140043527
catalogNumber: 435
Rank: 21172

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lenny White   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Drums,Gong,Keyboards,Marimbas,Clavinet,Timpani,Snare Drums,Wood Block,Roto Toms,Mini Moog,Arp 2600,Suspended Cymbals
Larry Coryell   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Hubert Laws   Flute
Peter Manning Robinson   Synthesizer,Clavinet,Mini Moog,Arp 2600
Larry Young   Organ
Onaje Allan Gumbs   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Clavinet,Mellotron
David Sancious   Organ,Keyboards,Moog Synthesizer,Mini Moog
Ray Gomez   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Weldon Irvine   Organ,Keyboards
Don Blackman   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Di Meola   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Patrick Gleeson   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Moog Synthesizer,oberheim,Mini Moog,Arp 2600
Tom Harrell   Moog Synthesizer
Dennis MacKay   Percussion,Gong
Doug Rauch   Bass
Peter Robinson   Keyboards
Peter Robinson   Synthesizer
Douglas Rodriguez   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Jimmy Smith   Organ

Technical Credits

Lenny White   Arranger,Producer
Dane Butcher   Engineer
Patrick Gleeson   Orchestral Realizations
Tom Harrell   Contributor
Dennis MacKay   Engineer,Remixing
Doug Rauch   Arranger

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