Bob Cannon
July 23, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The World's Most Dangerous Party

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Paul Shaffer
Producers
SBK
genre
Instrumental

We gave it an C-

Arsenio Hall’s and David Letterman’s bandleaders take radically different routes on these side trips from their late-night gigs. Michael Wolff follows the high road, laying down a creditable jazz performance over a variety of slick funk and hip-hop grooves — occasionally even sizzling. Paul Shaffer leads his band down the low road with The World’s Most Dangerous Party, through two solid CDs of instrumental covers (from Led Zeppelin’s ”Black Dog” to James Brown’s ”Doing It to Death”), wasting a multitude of big-shot guests in the process. One long Stupid Human Trick. C-

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