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Page 12-Friday, July 21, 1978-The Michigan Daily
SAY THEY FEAR WHITE THREATS
Black Boston high schoolers walk out

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) - Thirty-six
black students from Boston have quit
the high school they were bused to in
this historic suburb, claiming that
white students have threatened them.
Some of the whites boasted of Ku Klux
Klan connections in their yearbook
biographies.
"These kids are afraid to go to the
bathroom alone," said Jean McGuire,
executive director of the organization
that operates the busing.
THE BLACK students were bused 19
miles every school day under the area's
voluntary school busing program,
which was designed to promote in-

tegrated education, authorities said
yesterday. Several other local blacks
will remain in the school this fall.
. Those from Boston who chose to quit
are the first to withdraw en masse from
a suburban school in the 12 years of the
program.
"The climate's not conducive to lear-
ning if you've got to look behind you all
the time," said Carolyn Jackman, a
liaison officer for the Metropolitan
Council for Educational Opportunity,
which operates the busing and is known
as Metco.
UNDER THE program, nearly 3,000
Boston minority students are bused to

mostly white schools in the suburbs.
The students and their parents voted
last week to quit after a fight between
whites and blacks at the Concord-
Carlisle Regional High School the final
day of classes June 28. Black students
claimed the fight was prompted by
racial threats from white students.
A carload of whites allegedly trailed
the blacks' bus after the fight,
threatening, "Okay, you niggers, we'll
get you next September," said Betty
Roylston, a black Boston school teacher
whose son Brian goes to school here.
She said Brian, a 15-year-old freshman,
was knocked down in the fight. She
voted to withdraw the children.

POLICE BROKE up the fight and
arrested a white graduating senior,
Michael Flynn, 18, of Concord, said
assistant principal Frank Krypel.
Flynn was fined for trespassing, he
said.
Krypel said Flynn was one of six
students who identified themselves
with the Ku Klux Klan in the yearbook,
"Bridge '78," a name referring to North
Bridge, where the Minutement fought
the British on April 19, 1775. The school
is two miles from the bridge.
National Handwriting Day is obser-
ved on Jan. 23 in the United States.

On ECM Records and Tapes.

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Eberhard Weber and Colours
Silent Feet
European "house" bassist
Eberhard Weber is a veteran of
countless sessions on the
Continent and four albums for
ECM, one, The Colours of Ch/oe,
a German grammy award-winner.
He's one of the leading
practitioners of the solid-body
stand-up bass, the most visible
forum for which has been his band
of a couple of years, Colours. It
features ex-Soft Machine
drummer John Marshall,
expatriate reed/woodwind expert
Charlie Mariano and pianist
Rainer Brininghaus. The music is
as concerned with the dynamics
of quietude as with virtuoso
cookouts. The result is nothing
less than sublime.

John Abercrombie, Dave Egberto Gismonti
Holland & Jack DeJohnette

Keith Jarrett

Gateway 2
John Abercrombie with Dreams
and Billy Cobham; Dave Holland
with Miles Davis, Chick Corea,
Anthony Braxton; and Jack
DeJohnette with Miles, Charles
Lloyd; make this quite a well-
rounded trio, capable of playing,
as this record illustrates, anything.
An ambitous approach to
improvisation.

Sol Do Meio Dia
Equally fluent on guitar and piano,
Brazilian Egberto Gismonti may
well be a household name after
touring the U.S. this spring. His
first album for ECM, Danqa Das
Cabeqas, was voted pop
international record of the year in
Germany and record of the year
by Stereo Review. This, his latest
LP continually crosses over the
line between the erudite and the
popular. A very approachable
cache of melodic invention.

Characters
Layers and layers of guitar
textures richly appoint this ultra-
guitar album. John Abercrombie is
the whole cast of Characters and
a maker of intricate, multi-tracked
songs that breathe naturally,
seductively. This truly solo effort
proves Abercrombie every bit as
comfortable and capable in that
capacity as he's been playing
behind Gato Barbieri, Billy
Cobham, Dave Liebman, Dreams
and a host of others.
Pat Metheny Group
Twenty-four-year-old guitarist Pat
Metheny patents a whole new
range of harmonic shadings on
this, his third ECM effort. He and
his young band have fashioned a
mellifluous, shimmering sound
rich and deep enough to drown in.
The music favors textural as well
as technical variety; yet the
collective punch matches that of
any of the "name" bands now
operating in "jazz-rock" areas.
Aided by pianist Lyle Mays,
drummer Dan Gottlieb, and
bassist Mark Egan, Pat Metheny
further establishes the knockout
power of the understated guitar.

My Song
The Man whose Solo Concerts
was voted album of the year by
Time, Stereo Review, The New
York Times, and down beat brings
together the quartet of Jan
Garbarek, Palle Danielsson and
John Christensen for My Song.
Recognized in jazz, pop and
classical circles, Keith Jarrett has
won success with integrity, the
likes of which colors this very
melodic record from start to finish.
His intuitive sense of the lyrical
phrase has never been better
articulated.

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Bill Connors

Of Mist and Melting
Before Al DiMeola and Earl Klugh,
the original electric guitarist in
Chick Corea's Return to Forever
was Bill Connors. Though at the
forefront of pyrotechnical rock in
those days, Bill has altered his
realm here to that of the acoustic
guitar, adding even further ideas
and facility. He leads a quartet this
time out composed of Jan
Garbarek, Jack DeJohnette and
Gary Peacock.

Dave Holland
Emerald Tears
Dave Holland has played it all:
from Miles Davis to Bonnie RaiBf to
Anthony Braxton to Vassar
Clements. But on Emerald Tears
he plays it all in the literal sense;
everything on the record is
Holland and his versatile bass.
This rare glimpse at the world of
the solo bass finds Holland
tackling subjects worthy of several
players, not to mention several
instruments. But he delivers it all
with total command.

Look for the Grand-Opening of "Schoolkids,' Too"-
a pre-recorded tope store

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