Monday, June 28, 2010

Gabor Szabo - The Szabo Equation: Jazz/Myticism/Exotica

 
Gabor Szabo is a true mystic. He does not clothe himself in exotic robes or adorn himself with beads or charms. His hair does not flow about his shoulders. His hands do not form meditative postures. His mysticism does not have the visibility of a tourist attraction, but lies within, manifesting itself only in his music. Szabo appears on stage with a minimum stir. His group stationed silently behind him Szabo invariably begins to play alone till he finds the mood he is seeking. At no perceptible signal, his men join him, weaving the bare thread of a tune into intricate variations and songs-within-songs... - from the CD cover

This is an awesome cd from the master of gypsy- jazz guitar Gabor Szabo. Gabor's hypnotic guitar playing is the perfect thing to listen to when you're in a mellow mood on a rainy day. I recommend this album to fans of jazz guitar that want to hear something that is a little different. - from Amazon.com

Artist: The Gabor Szabo Sextet
Album: The Szabo Equation: Jazz/Myticism/Exotica
Year: 1968
Label: DCC Jazz (1999)
Total time: 46:16

Tracks:
1.  Galatea's Guitar (Gabor Szabo) 5:43
2.  Sunshine Superman (Donovan Leitch) 3:47
3.  Divided City (Gabor Szabo) 3:23
4.  The Look of Love (Burt Bacharach/Eddie David) 3:19
5.  Bacchanal (Gabor Szabo) 4:58
6.  Some Velvet Morning (Lee Hazlewood) 5:30
7.  Ferris Wheel (Donovan Leitch) 5:38
8.  Song of Injured Love (Manuel DeFalla) 4:14
9.  Fire Dance (Manuel DeFall) 5:51
10.  Theme from "Valley of the Dolls" (Andre Previn/Dory Previn) 3:48

Personnel:
Gabor Szabo (Guitar)
Jim Stewart (Guitar)
Mike Melvoin (Organ)
Louis Kabok (Bass Guitar)
Jim Keltner (Drums)
Hal Gordon (Percussion)

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