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Monday, July 16, 2018

White Rabbit - George Benson

White Rabbit
George Benson
Arranged by Don Sebesky
Produced by Creed Taylor
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios
Rudy Van Gelder, Engineer
Recorded November, 1971
Cover Photo by Pete Turner
Album Design by Bob Ciano
CTI Records CTI 6015


George Benson: Guitar
Acoustic Guitar: Jay Berliner and Earl Klugh ("El Mar" only)
Bass: Ron Carter
Electric Piano: Herbie Hancock (courtesy Warner Bros. Records)
Drums: Bill Cobham (courtesy Columbia Records)
Percussion and Vocal: Airto Moreira
Vibes and Percussion: Phil Kraus
Harp: Gloria Agostini

Phil Bodner: Flute, Alto Flute, Oboe and English Horn
Hubert Laws: Alto Flute, Piccolo (Flute solo on "White Rabbit")
George Marge: Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Oboe and English Horn)
Romeo Pence: English Horn, Oboe, Alto Flute, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
Jane Taylor: Basson

Wayne Andre: Trombone and Baritone Horn
Jim Buffington: French Horn
John Frosk: Trumpet, Flugelhorn (Trumpet Solo on "White Rabbit" and "El Mar")
Alan Rubin: Trumpet and Flugelhorn

Available from a variety of online resources so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the cover art and Billboard review.

From Billboard - May 6, 1972: A dynamic, pop-packed jazz LP with two extraordinary works – "California Dreaming" and "White Rabbit." The forceful guitar of George Benson is backed by such artists as Hubert Laws on flute and piccolo and Herbie Hancock on piano. Creed Taylor produced.

White Rabbit
Theme From Summer Of '42
Little Train
California Dreaming
El Mar

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