Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Harvey Mandel - 1972 - The Snake

Harvey Mandel 
The Snake

01. The Divining Rod 3:04
02. Pegasus 3:30
03. Lynda Love 2:45
04. Peruvian Flake 3:31
05. The Snake 3:15
06. Uno Ino 2:34
07. Ode To The Owl 2:42
08. Levitation 5:14
09. Bite The Electric Eel 4:15

Kevin Burton Keyboards, Organ
Victor Conte Bass, Guitar
Antonio de la Barreda Bass
Adolfo de la Parra Drums
Chuck Domanico Bass
Don "Sugarcane" Harris Violin
Paul Lagos Drums
Charles Lloyd Flute
Harvey Mandel Guitar, Vocals
Earl Palmer Drums, Main Personnel
Randy Resnick Composer, Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
Freddie Roulette Guitar (Steel)
Jim Taylor Piano
Larry Taylor Bass

Mandel's fifth album, like Jeff Beck's best '70s efforts, add bluesy, jazzy shadings to a rock base. But The Snake is more firmly entrenched in blues-rock than, say, Blow by Blow. Harvey's playing (occasionally augmented by violinist Don "Sugarcane" Harris) is always impressive, but the compositions (all but one instrumental) aren't gripping, and meander too much. It's not as good as Mandel's late-'60s recordings for Philips, but it's still one of the better early rock-based fusion recordings.


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