George Benson – White Rabbit (1972) (CTI)

This is guitarist Benson before the mega-platinum “Give Me the Night” and “Turn Your Love Around” and after earlier experiments with Miles, et. al.  He’s got heavy hitters Hancock, Carter, Laws, Klugh and Cobham to help him out, but Benson is reaching for a commercial compromise of a strange sort.  The title track is the J. Airplane classic and sounds, as do a couple others, like a cross between Love’s Forever Changes and Miles’ Silent Way, without the boldness of either. Octave soloing abounds.

Cool gatefold sleeve from the then-hot Creed Taylor, Inc. label.

Published in: on August 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. pretty amazing album & artwork.

    • Dan, a lot of the early 70s CTI look and sound amazing. I got “Fingers” by Airto recently, completely different style but it’s a similarly classy affair.

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