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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesdoy, August 2, 1972

records
A musical menagerie of jazz and rock

By RON URBACH
Record: THE SNAKE; Janus
JLS 3037
Artist: Harvey Mandell .
Performance: 'Studio Sterile-
Recording Quality: Excellent
I have long held the belief
that Harvey Mandel is the Rock
"Sleeper" of the past five years.
Very few people have heard of
him, except those who live on
the West Coast, particularly
L.A., and yet he is one of the
finest electric guitarists around.
Although he has played exten-
sively with Canned Heat, and
they have played on his gigs
and albums, Harvey Mandel is
still mainly a musician's mu-
sician. Philips had him for a
while and cut some beautiful
albums of Harvey, notably

Games Guitars Play. and Cristo
Redentor, but their promotion
on them was horrendous, the al-
bums didn't move, and Harvey
Mandel did, over to Janus Re-
cords where, they would say, he
belongs.
Maybe so. At first audition,
I was not impressed with this
album. The title cut was okay,
but I felt very let down, espe-
cially since I have been wait-
ing for Mandel to surpass what
I consider his finest work to
date, Cristo Redentor, one of
the most beautiful journeys into
electric guitar I have heard.
However, after listening to this
album a few times, I began to
really like it. Especially nice
are "The Snake," "Peruvian
Flake", and "Levitation." The

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last is co-composed by Mandel
and Charles Lloyd, who plays
flute on the track and is a
nice blend of jazz, rock and
blues. It is the one cut on the
album where Don "Sugarcane"
Harris is allowed more than a
few perfunctory notes on his
violin,
Incidentally, Sugarcane Har-
ris and Harvey Mandel are now
in a group together, the Pure
Food and Drug Act. If this al-
bum is any indication of their
ability to work together, their
new group should be stunning.
Production on this album was
by Mandel and Skip Taylor of
the Canned Heat Organization,
and is superb. Art work earns
the Schlock Artwork Award of
the Year. Give this album a
listening.
Record: WHITE RABBIT;
CTI 6015
Artist: George Benson
Performance: Appropriately
light
Recording Quality: Superb
really nice presence)
This is a very mellow orches-
trated jazz album, bordering on
the topical. The five cuts are,
"White Rabbit," "Theme from
Summer of '42," "Little Train"
(a take-off on a Villa-Lobos
theme), "California Dreaming,"
and "El Mar." Featured artists
incltde Ron Carter, Earl Klugh,
Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham
(currently with the Mahavishnu
Orchestra), Airto Moreira, and
Hubert Laws. It is an impres-
sive orchestra, and it does very
well for the kind of music
New
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George (or should I say CTI?)
is trying to come across with.
Benson gives a Brazilian flair
to White Rabbit and throws in
some horns for a nice Spanish
touch. Eminently listenable, this
cut impressed me as the kind
of music you'd hear wafting
through a J a z z Musicians
Lounge at an airport, if such a
thing existed. Very relaxing, not
very demanding, and artistic-
ally tight.
The cut that really impresses
me is "El Mar", one of Ben-
son's original compositions. It
is a nice excursion into Bra-
zilian guitar and has the high-
ly competent acoustic guitar
accompaniment of one sixteen
year old Earl Klugh, a brilliant
guirtarist from Detroit. Earl
has played with both Benson

and Yusef Lateef and dedicat-
ed followers of jazz might note
his name and try to hear him
out at Baker's it Detroit; he is
destined for a very seminal
musical career.
Another young and extremely
talented musician on this disc
is Airto Moreira, the Brazilian
percussionist. This man has
played with practically every-
one: Freddie Hubbard, Miles,
Davis, Wayne Shorter and
Weather Report, Herbie Han-
cock, and on and on. He is now
working on his own album for
CTI, as well as jamming exten-
sively with Ron Carter and
Chic Corea.
In summation, then: this is
an easy listening album. It is
not an outstanding work, and
not a poor one. It is well done.

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