GEORGE COLLIGAN TRIO
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The George Colligan Trio featuring Lenny White and Buster W. is a modern classic group with musicians that have deep foundations in jazz history and experience; their influence on music can be heard throughout the jazz world.
The Guardian UK describes Colligan’s More Powerful (Whirlwind Recordings) as “Captivating and unpredictable,” giving it a 4 star rating.
Winner of the 2015 DownBeat Magazine Critics’ Poll (keyboards), George Colligan has had a long association with jazz legend Jack DeJohnette, having also worked with Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, among others.
Lenny White has recently formed IYouWe, a musical collective which promotes real music in an ever-changing cultural terrain. It is this label that will release the trio’s first recording “Again with Attitude” on February 1st, 2019, with tour dates following.
Lenny White is best known his work in Chick Corea’s Return To Forever and as being one of the founding fathers of jazz fusion. He has played with many jazz greats, including Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Gato Barbieri Woody Shaw, and Joe Henderson.
Grammy winning Buster W. has a played, recorded and collaborated with countless jazz giants including Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Nancy Wilson, Wynton M., Nancy Wilson, to name a few.
The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD declared Buster W. "one of the key sidemen in modern jazz" with "a rock-solid grounding in harmony, counterpoint and orchestration. Buster's harmony is impeccable and he has a rhythmic sense that is unfailing, feeling and utterly original."
The George Colligan Trio is like few on the current scene, historically rich and musically unfettered and with no limits.
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Oakland, CA, 94607