Drummer Harold White plays on several modern jazz recordings released each year since at least the late '60s, setting the rhythmic pace in a stylistic progression from hard bop to the radical protest song material of the Gary Bartz Ntu Troop. White played with pianists Ray Bryant, Junior Mance, and Horace Silver, with multi-instrumentalist and rabble-rouser Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and behind goofy vocalist Eddie Jefferson. While a good deal of the latter collaborating was captured on recording, other aspects of White's music-making unfortunately vanished into thin air. In an online biography of tenor saxophonist and bandleader Ellery Eskelin, the Baltimore drummer is mentioned as having hosted a neighborhood jam session at a New York City venue, the Star Cafe. Time line for said jamming was between 1983 and 1986. Eskelin had previously worked with White back in Baltimore, the drummer bringing his previous experience with the aforementioned Silver to what sounds like a great project: a trio with Eskelin and trumpeter Tom Williams performing Silver's original arrangements.
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