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Michael Walter White (b. 1933) is a U.S. jazz violinist. (It is unclear why wrongly redirects “Michael White” to “Michael White Project”.)

White was born on 24th May 1933 in Houston, Texas, growing up in Oakland, California. where at the age of nine he began playing the violin. He first became known in 1965 when he played with the John Handy Quintet at the Monterey Jazz Festival, and recorded three albums with Handy. White was among the first to play the violin in avant-garde jazz, and in the late 1960s became one of the first jazz violinists to play jazz-rock fusion (with his band Fourth Way).

White now lives in San Francisco, California. After a long period of obscurity, in the mid 1990s he was involved in a reunion of the Handy Quintet, and recorded an album as co-leader with Bill Frisell, Motion Picture (1997).

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  • buyable

    innovators like michael white

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Grosseteste

    It worked! I'm now allowed to listen to Michael White...

    22 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Grosseteste

    I've just voted for "Michael White", and had to add the name myself; other people say they've voted for it, so is removing the name from the "Suggest a correction" box? I'm still waiting for a reissue of "Spirit Dance"; anyone know if there's a chance of seeing one?

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • leiseimichael

    Need to update the bio, Michael White and Leisei Chen have moved to Los Angeles on Feburary 6th 2009 As Michael violin and Leisei voice, we have joined first recording session called BAA SESSION 10 here in LA on March 1st., as part of Build An Ark produced by Carlos Nino - DJ/Producer of Spaceways Radio, engineered by Banjamin Tierney (Suite For Ma Dukes.)  We have recorded many improvisational pieces with fine LA musicians including Rebekah harp, Miguel viola, Peter cello, Paul sitar, Andres percussion, Kamau poet, Tylana violin and Jim organ. Beautiful vibes and musicians! This album will be released this summer. Peace & Love Leisei & Michael

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • leiseimichael

    Hey thank you all for listening our music! Current musical endeavors as the Michael White Quintet, we have expand our music further and are still playing and creating music here and now on earth! We are still kicking )) Come and visit us: The Official Website: If you would like to be on our mailing list: g=297fc716 Love. Healing. Inspiration. Hope. Leisei & Michael

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • robstr1

    Not a fan of this 'Project' rubbish, great music though. The whole B side of Pneuma is gorgeous.

    13 Jan 2009 Reply
  • cutelittlelady

    just be glad you got to this point, He is worth a listen.

    11 Dec 2008 Reply
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    24 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Grosseteste

    There are lots of mistagged artists badly in need of this kind of redirect, but almost every time does provide a redirect, they get it wrong. You'd almost think that it was deliberate, though I can't imagine what the point would be.

    26 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Grosseteste

    What's all this Project Stuff -- it doesn't appear on any of the albums that I own. Apparently I'm not allowed to listen to Michael White, only this Project...

    30 Jul 2007 Reply