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z At Masonic's Scottish Rite Temple, October 1 1 An üir of impendinc dhaster luinu over the sniull Scottish Rite Hall al Masonic Temple last Saturday nighi as .1 coflectiofl of buddüng Motor. City fusion-music stars banded togethet writh a llcdülini! promotei to present "A Saturday Night Special." Like the cbeap nandgun Por which it was named, the concert misflred more often tiran it hit, and the participants often liad reason tu hope thal they could escape uilli theil lives. Underpromotcd 10 au extern tarelj seen these da) -.. the event drew au embarassingly small crowd to witness an ineptly produced, inusicalh erratic shott uln Ir Featuted hassisis Michael Henderson (Miles Davis band), who also sang lis Norman Connors-Jean C'arn hit "Valentine Love," and Ralphe Armstrong (Mahavishnu Orchestra); ftuitarists Pete Cosey (Miles Dans) and Skeets Curry (ex-Shattering F.ffect); drummer Les Daniels (Jean-Luc Ronty hand); keyboardists (iary Christa (Secret Lite) and Jesse Verdon; and saxophonisl Norma Bell (Lyinan Woodard Organization, ex-Mahavishnu), f Special guesi Charies Moore on trumpel contributed a series o) pointed solos in the firsi hall of the show (Armstrong's feature) which also Ix-nelilleil Irom adequate microphoiie amplil'ication, sometliinp whith-alas-Ms. Bell was nol so fortúnate to obtain. Perhaps a bona-fide headliner could have saved I l Prndur. tjons Trom financial disaster, hui their staging lapses mild have made j full house hosiilc licyond belief. Someone ciear bit off quite a bit more tliun they could clicw. and everyone trom the promoters ;md the musicians to the audience suffe red the inevitable indigestión . Inch W followed. I -JS