This recording is essentially Volume II and (or) the extension my previous CD, "Double Dedication" with my compositions for nine more jazz artists who inspired me, and a corresponding poem on the second disc.
"More Dedications" is a two-disc set. The music is on disc 1 (tracks 1-9 on this page) and the poems, with the music in the background, are on disc 2 (tracks 10-18 on this page).
Dedication – Bags
He often came to see us with Houston Person and Etta Jones, whose singing he loved dearly. He saw and bought a copy of my book, I’m Just the Drummer in the Band, and asked me to autograph it. I felt like I was heading in the right direction.
He was one of my biggest influences on percussion, along with Max Roach, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, and Elvin Jones.
Dedication – Vanessa D.
She was the vocalist in the original Chip White Ensemble, and I just loved her sound.
Chip White began studying percussion with his father at the age of nine, and moved on to music theory and harmony with Vincent Corozine in high school. He studied with Alan Dawson, Charlie Mariano, Herb Pomeroy, and Freddie Buda of the Boston Symphony at the Berklee School of Music. He later studied orchestration and arranging with Frank Foster.
Chip has performed and/or recorded with a variety of artists, including Carman McCrae, Jaki Byard, the Jazzmobile CETA Big Band, Candido, John Abercrombie, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Frank Vicari, John Faddis, Chet Baker, Bill Hardman, Junior Cook, Claudio Roditi, Dave Liebman, James Moody, Tom Waits, Kim & Marion, Enrico Rava, Jimmy McGriff, Mulgrew Miller, Gary Bartz, John Hicks, Walter Bishop Jr., Ronnie Matthews, Al Grey, Benny Powell, Teddy Edwards, Craig Handy, Klaus Ignatzek, Houston Person and Etta Jones, Irene Reid, and Savion Glover. He has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and Japan.
This recording is Chip’s fourth as a leader and composer. The others are "Harlem Sunset" (Postcards, 1994), "Music and Lyrics" (Dark Colors, 2005), and "Double Dedication" (Dark Colors, 2008). The poems on Chip’s CDs come from his book of more than 100 poems for famous jazz musicians, "I’m Just the Drummer in the Band."