Chip White: Double Dedication

Veteran drummer-composer Chip White leads all-star band (pianist Kenny Barron, trumpeter Randy Brecker, saxophonist Steve Wilson, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, bassist Ray Drummond) on a collection of swinging dedications to jazz royalty, including “Lester’s Blue,” “Three for Mr. Ellington,” “Bird in the Yard,” “Ode to Max,” “Mellow Works for John Birks” and “Something About Mingus.” A bonus CD features White reading brief, hip poems about each jazz icon from his book, I’m Just the Drummer in the Band.