4 Tfce Daily Tai Heel Tuesday, November ?Q 1977
'Magic, 3 'Spellbound 'maturity shows
as jazz albums escape commercialism
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Columbia Records recently celebrated
Thanksgiving with the release of a bundle of
new jazz albums. It is somewhat of a surprise
that two of the best are Magic, Billy
Cobham's latest, and Spellbound by
Magic is easily Cobham's best work since
his first two albums. Spectrum and
by Billy Cobham
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By ERNIE HOOD
Billy Cobham: Magic
Alphonso Johnson: Spellbound
Crusswinds. Since those days when he was
fresh from his stint in the original
Mahavishnu Orchestra, his music has
bogged down considerably. He has made
unfortunate concessions to the disco sound
and gained a large follow ing in the process.
With Magic, however, Cobham has
returned to the freshness and originality of
his earlier releases. Magic is characterized by
a new maturity and confidence. It seems that
he finally has found himself as a leader, a
composer and a musician.
Cobham's band on the album is not
composed of big-name musicians, but they
deserve to be. Pete Maru on guitar and Alvin
Batiste on clarinet (yes. clarinet!) especially
stand out. Maunu sounds like a latter-day Al
DiMeola he positively flies on "On a
Magic Carpet Ride." Batiste's presence is a
key to the success of the album. His work
lends a jaunty air which complements the
heaviness of Cobham's drumming. This is
most evident on "Puffnstuff." the best cut on
the record. Batiste's clarinet combines with
Mark Soskin's work on acoustic tack piano
to set up the cute, infectious melody. It may
be cute, but it is oh-so-funky. Cobham
himself contributes a break for hamboning
and scat singing. "Puffnstuff' shows that
Cobham remembers that fusion jazz, despite
its rampant pretensions, can still be fun.
Cobham's drumming is, as usual,
sensational. Joachim K uhn also makes a fine
guest shot on keyboards. Magic is a good
album, and it is reassuring to see an artist,
once thought lost to the temptations of
commercialism, regain his integrity.
Spellbound is Alphonso Johnson's third
solo release since his departure from bass
duties with Weather Report. He also seems
to have matured musically. For one thing.
Spellbound is not a superstar session
(designed to attract buyers by way of name
dropping) like his others. Johnson has
settled down to a quartet format: Clyde
Criner on keyboards. Kevin Shireve on
guitars. David Igelfield on drums and
Johnson on basses, electric stick and
"effects." Pat Thrall sits in for some
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devastating guitar solos.
Johnson's compositional abilities have
improved. "Bahama Mama" sounds much
like his work with Weather Report, and is
probably the high point of the album.
"Earthtales Suite" is an intricate, challenging
There is some very interesting music on
Spellbound. It is a shame, however, that
Johnson continues to include vocals on his
records. Like most of the singing these days
in an electric ja7 context, it simply does not
fit. Johnson's singing is weak, and his lyrics
are best forgotten. It is a relief when the
instrumental, which are uniformly good,
take over again.
Johnson and Cobham are both masterful
musicians. It is a pleasure to know that with
Spellbound and Magic both are developing
into composers and bandleaders on a level
with their instrumental talents.
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Infectious mononucleosis is a potentially
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U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) studies
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"The numbers are big enough to make it an
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as saying in Consumer Reports. "And although
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in terms of lost academic time."
M ononucleosis is caused almost certainly by the
Ebstein-Barr (EB) virus, which causes
lymphocytes to become greatly enlarged and
diminished in their ability to fight off other
infections. Once a person has mono, he becomes
immune to it.
"When students come to college, maybe 30
percent are already immune to mono," Dr. Ruth
H offman of the Student Health Service says. "But
then they are crowded together in labs, classes,
dorms. Those who are not immune to mono are
exposed to it."
The usual symptoms of mono are sore throat,
fever, swollen glands at the back of the neck and a
general fatigue. Many myths surround the
symptoms and their cure.
Some college students believe that fatigue
causes mono. Mike Lockerby. a senior in
interdisciplinary studies, had mono during the
spring semester of his junior year. "1 think it was
. caused by a combination of studying for mid
terms and unwinding before and after," he says.
Hoffman disagrees: "Fatigue is a symptom, not
a cause. There seems to bean increased incidence
of mono in people whose bodies are run down, but
this is because they can't fight the infection."
Another myth is that mono is extremely
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Dropping out of school is seldom necessary. "It
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school, shutting myself up in my room and lying
around forever. That feeli ng lasted for about three
Dr. L. W. Holdenofthe University of Colorado
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mono: "Some students, particularly those who are
depressed, become discouraged and panicky and
withdraw from school needlessly. Only a few
students find it necessary to drop out. Most are
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Dr. William A. Nolen writes in Mademoiselle
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that athletes, anxious to get back to their teams,
recover from mono much more quickly on the
average than do students with no comparable
Some students may have mono without
knowing it. The incubation period is anywhere
between three weeks and three months, Hoffman
says. "I've seen three patients who I'm sure had
been incubating mono for six months. 1 don't
know whether there are precipitating stresses that
bring mononucleosis to the front after the
incubation period; that's a questionable area."
H olden says the onset of mono is indefinite,
similar to the beginning of other infectious
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Next comes the active stage in which the patient
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How long the fatigue remains after the other
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pediatric infectious diseases at Boston Floating
Hospital, was quoted in the A'eiv York Times.
"Pay attention to what your body tells you. When
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FOR THE RECORD
in consumer protection
A Daily Tar Heel editorial noted Monday
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delegation who were ranked at the bottom of
a Congress Watch consumer protection
scale, with the exception of Walter Jones,
were Republicans. We should have pointed
out that L. H. Fountain and Charles
Whitley were Democrats at the bottom of
Three centuries old?
Jethro Tull fans and English history
scholars shrieked when they read the cutline
in the DTH Monday with a picture taken at
the Tull concert in Greensboro Wednesday.
The caption identified a nattily dressed,
flute-bearing character as Jethro Tull. The
flutist-vocalist depicted was actually Ian
Anderson. Other than a popular rock group,
Jethro Tull was an English agriculturalist
who lived in the late 17th century. He is dead,
but the group still survives and, as evidenced
by their performance, is doing well.
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management with a strong business emphasis
Russell Danielson UNC Class of '76 will be on
campus Tuesday morning, November 29, to meet with
students interested in the 2-year MHA program. Contact
Career Planning and Placement at UNC for more details
and to sign up for an information session.