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White Rabbit [Digipak] [George Benson (Guitar)]
George Benson (Guitar)
1. White Rabbit
2. Theme from Summer of '42
3. Little Train
4. California Dreamin'
5. El Mar
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 75477
Creed Taylor; Richard Seidel (Reissue)
Personnel: George Benson (guitar); Airto Moreira (vocals, percussion); John Frosk, Alan Rubin (trumpet, flugelhorn); Jim Buffington (French horn); Wayne Andre (trombone, baritone horn); George Marge (flute, alto flute, clarinet, oboe, English horn); Phil Bodner (flute, alto flute, oboe, baritone horn); Hubert Laws (flute, alto flute, piccolo); Romeo Penque (alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, English horn); Jane Taylor (bassoon); Gloria Agostino (harp); Herbie Hancock (electric piano); Phil Kraus (vibraphone, percussion); Jay Berliner, Earl Klugh (acoustic guitar); Ron Carter (bass); Billy Cobham (drums).
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey between November 23 & 30, 1971. Includes liner notes by Didier C. Deutsch.
Personnel includes: George Benson (guitar); Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Earl Klugh, Airto, Billy Cobham, Hubert Laws, Jay Berliner, Phil Bodner, George Marge.
Master Sound releases are 24-karat gold CDs remastered from first-generation masters. This process utilizes 20-bit technology and Sony's "Super Bit Mapping" system.
Personnel: George Benson (guitar); Airto Moreira (vocals, percussion); Jay Berliner (acoustic guitar); Gloria Agostini (harp); Hubert Laws (flute, alto flute, piccolo); George Marge (flute, alto flute, clarinet, oboe, English horn); Phil Bodner (flute, alto flute, oboe, English horn); Romeo Penque (alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, English horn); Jane Taylor (bassoon); Alan Rubin, John Frosk (trumpet, flugelhorn); Jim Buffington (French horn); Wayne Andre (trombone, baritone horn); Herbie Hancock (electric piano); Billy Cobham (drums); Phil Kraus (percussion).
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios (11/1971).
Arranger: Don Sebesky.
Recorded in three days in 1971, this CTI recording has been lauded as one of George Benson's best releases. A stellar cast of musicians--all in their best form--are featured on WHITE RABBIT, including Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Hubert Laws, and Benson's then-young protege, Earl Klugh. Arranger Don Sebesky creates some of the most creative twists on the popular songs of the time such as "White Rabbit" and "California Dreamin," as well as on Hector Villa-Lobos' "Little Train."
The recording has a Spanish flavor throughout, as well as a mysterious, psychedelic tinge reminiscent of the time it was recorded. The players put forth the kind of energy that is rarely found in recordings. Benson's guitar playing here is the stuff that has made him famous.
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