terça-feira, 8 de agosto de 2017

Gabor Szabo | Bacchanal

An innovative musician who combined the folk music of his native Hungary with his passion for jazz, Gabor Szabo began his study of the guitar at the age of 14. Following a single free lesson that came as a gift with his first instrument, he then began to teach himself to play by emulating the American jazz performers he heard on the radio. Some work with various bands in the Budapest area gradually developed, but in 1956 Szabo was forced to take refuge in Austria by the Communist takeover of Hungary.
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After recording four albums for Impulse in 1967, the distinctive guitarist Gabor Szabo cut three records for the Skye label in 1968, of which this LP, Bacchanal, is the strongest. Szabo's regular group of the era is heard on record for the last time: guitarist Jimmy Stewart, bassist Louis Kabok, drummer Jim Keltner and percussionist Hal Gordon. With the exception of two Szabo originals, the material is comprised of current pop tunes including two songs by Donovan, "Love Is Blue," "The Look of Love" and "Theme from the Valley of the Dolls." Despite what should have been a complete lack of potential, the Hungarian guitarist uplifts the material and mostly turns the pieces into worthwhile jazz. [Blue Moon released a 'Deluxe Edition' of the album in 2007.]

Gabor Szabo (Guitar) 
Jim Stewart (Guitar) 
Hal Gordon (Percussion) 
Jimmy Keltner (Drums) 
Louis Kabok (Bass Guitar) 

01 Three King Fishers (Donovan Leigh) 4:48
02 Love Is Blue (Bryan Blackburn/Cour/Andre Popp) 4:17
03 Theme From Valley of the Dolls (Andre Previn) 3:48
04 Bacchanal (Gabor Szabo) 4:55
05 Sunshine Superman (Donovan Leigh) 3:45
06 Some Velvet Morning (Lee Hazlewood) 5:10
07 The Look of Love (Burt Bacharach/Hal David) 3:15
08 The Divided City (Gabor Szabo) 3:20

Recorded at Western Recording Studios, Los Angeles on February 9, 1968


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