White Rabbit

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
For George Benson's second CTI project, producer Creed Taylor and arranger Don Sebesky successfully place the guitarist in a Spanish-flavored setting full of flamenco flourishes, brass fanfares, moody woodwinds and such. The idea works best on "California Dreamin'" whose chords are based on Andalusian harmonies, where, driven by Jay Berliner's exciting Spanish rhythm guitar, Benson comes through with some terrifically inspired playing. On "El Mar," Berliner is replaced by Benson's protégé Earl Klugh then only 17 in an inauspicious -- though at the time, widely-heralded -- recorded debut. The title track is another winner, marred only by the out-of-tune brasses at the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
For George Benson's second CTI project, producer Creed Taylor and arranger Don Sebesky successfully place the guitarist in a Spanish-flavored setting full of flamenco flourishes, brass fanfares, moody woodwinds and such. The idea works best on "California Dreamin'" whose chords are based on Andalusian harmonies, where, driven by Jay Berliner's exciting Spanish rhythm guitar, Benson comes through with some terrifically inspired playing. On "El Mar," Berliner is replaced by Benson's protégé Earl Klugh then only 17 in an inauspicious -- though at the time, widely-heralded -- recorded debut. The title track is another winner, marred only by the out-of-tune brasses at the close, and in a good example of the CTI classical/jazz formula at work, Heitor Villa-Lobos' "Little Train of the Caipira" is given an attractive early-'70s facelift. Herbie Hancock gets plenty of nimble solo space on Rhodes electric piano, Airto Moreira contributes percussion and atmospheric wordless vocals, and Ron Carter and Billy Cobham complete the high-energy rhythm section. In this prime sample of the CTI idiom, everyone wins.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 886977847721
  • Catalog Number: 778477
  • Sales rank: 26,041

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 White Rabbit (7:01)
  2. 2 Theme from Summer of '42 (5:08)
  3. 3 Little Train (5:48)
  4. 4 California Dreamin' (7:23)
  5. 5 El Mar (10:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Benson Primary Artist, Guitar
Phil Bodner Flute, Alto Flute, English Horn, Oboe
Ron Carter Bass
Herbie Hancock Electric Piano
Earl Klugh Acoustic Guitar
Hubert Laws Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo, Soloist
Jay Berliner Acoustic Guitar
Airto Moreira Percussion, Vocals
Gloria Agostini Harp
Wayne Andre Trombone, Baritone Horn
Billy Cobham Drums
John Frosk Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist
Phil Kraus Percussion
George Marge Clarinet, Flute, Alto Flute, English Horn, Oboe
Romeo Penque Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute, English Horn, Oboe
Alan Rubin Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Jane Taylor Bassoon
Jim Buffington French Horn
Technical Credits
Heitor Villa-Lobos Composer
Grace Slick Composer
George Benson Composer
Michel Legrand Composer
John Phillips Composer
Michelle Phillips Composer
Don Sebesky Arranger
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Richard Seidel Reissue Producer
Creed Taylor Producer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Maria Triana Mastering
Pete Turner Cover Photo
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