Friday, February 15, 2013

Gabor Szabo - Mizrab

Gabor Szabo, who always had an original sound on the guitar (displaying his Hungarian heritage), is backed by a string section, horns and a rhythm section (including bassist Ron Carter and either Billy Cobham or Jack DeJohnette on drums) on this Bob James production. For the program which has not yet reissued on CD, Szabo performs two originals, a pair of pop tunes and an adaptation of a Shostakovich classical concerto. The music is well played but not particularly memorable.
Scott Yanow

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Gabor Szabo


1 Mizrab (Szabo)  9:35
2 Thirteen (Szabo)  9:16
3 It's Going to Take Some Time (King)  4:14
4 Concerto (from the 2nd Concerto for piano by Shostakovitch)  7:20
5 Summer Breeze (Seals, Crofts)  6:07

Gabor Szabó - g
Bob James - p & org
Ron Carter - b
Billy Cobham - dr [1 & 3]
Jack DeJohnette - dr [other selections]

Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; December 1972

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CrunchyFrog said...

very nice post Baruch... I love all the West Coast, Cool Jazz and Be Bop... but it's also great when you guys post other stuff like Swing, latin, euro-jazz and fusion... so hat's off two you all for all the great work.