Back to a more varied approach -- encompassing Latin, funk, jazz-rock, and even country ("Country Rose") -- with nice results. Nine insturmentals and only two vocals (reprising Canned Heat's
"Future Blues" and Pure Food & Drug Act's
"My Soul's on Fire"), handled by Lori Davidson
, on this live-in-the-studio audiofile set. Mandel's
nod to B.B. King
on "Mashed Potato Twist" is worth the price of admission.