Wednesday, December 1, 2010

UCLA Live Presents Alice Coltrane Tribute Dec. 5 All-star evening includes performances from McCoy Tyner, Kyp Malone, Nels Cline, Han Bennink, Daniel Carter, Michael White & Leisei Chen, Radha Botofasina, plus Flying Lotus and special guests

Michael White & Leisei Chen
White is a master violinist who introduced the instrument into the world of jazz rock fusion; Chen is an ethereal vocalist with unmistakable range. Michael toured with Alice in the 1970's as part of the Impulse Record tour and recorded with John & Alice Coltrane on the Infinity album.
Single tickets are on sale now. UCLA Live at Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr., Westwood. Sunday, December 5 at 7 p.m. $28-48 ($15 UCLA students). (310) 825.2101,

"One Rare Special Guests Appearance Michael & Leisei DUO"
Michael White's musical history with John & Alice Coltrane - In 1965, Michael White has appeared in San Francisco, as a special guest with The John Coltrane Quartet, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Gallison, Elvin Jones, along with Wes Mongomery and Eric Dolphy. In 70' the Impulse! Recording Tours - the Michael White Quartet together with bands and groups of Alice Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders, Archie Shepp, John Klemmer nationally and internationally at major colleges and festivals. In 1971, Michael credited in John Coltrane "Infinity" album as a violinist of the string section. in 1974, Michael joined the recording on Joe Henderson's album "Elements" with Alice Coltrane. Michael performed with Alice Coltrance, Tootie Heath, and others at one of the black community parks in Los Angeles in 80'.

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