Leonard White III, better known as Lenny White (born December 19, 1949) is an American jazz fusion drummer, born in New York City, best known for being the drummer of Chick Corea’s Return to Forever.
A self-taught, left- handed drummer on a right-handed kit, Lenny began his career in local groups, and playing regularly with Jackie McLean in the late 1960s. In 1969, he first appeared on Miles Davis’ historic recording on Bitches’ Brew and later in 1970 he played with Freddie Hubbard on Red Clay before joining Corea’s Return to Forever and Azteca in 1972. A year after, Azteca dissolved and he became dedicated to RTF. For five years, he recorded a number of albums with Return to Forever including the award winning “No Mystery” and “Romantic Warrior. When the group split up in 1977 White signed with the Nemperor label (via Atlantic) and recorded two albums as leader.
In 1983, Lenny released the funk/soul album “Attitude” which included contributions by David Frank, Michael Murphy, and Marcus Miller, but the stand-out was “My Turn To Love You”, the first single to be released from the album.
“My Turn To Love You” was written by Eddy Grant, co-produced by Material with vocals by Bernard Fowler. The 12″ single mixes which were released on US Promo only were by Francois Kevorkian and Jay Mark.
My Turn To Love You (Special Mix) 7:07
My Turn To Love You (Dub Version) 6:38