Gabor Szabo - Gypsy '66 (1965/2005) [Mainstream Jazz, Cool]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Gabor Szabo - Gypsy '66 (1965/2005) [Mainstream Jazz, Cool]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 17 Feb 2017, 07:23

Artist: Gabor Szabo
Album: Gypsy '66
Genre: Mainstream Jazz, Cool
Label: Impulse!/Verve/Universal Music Japan
Released: 1965/2005
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
  1. Yesterday (2:31)
  2. The Last One To Be Loved (3:43)
  3. The Echo Of Love (4:19)
  4. Gypsy '66 (7:03)
  5. Flea Market (2:51)
  6. Walk On By (2:53)
  7. If I Feel (3:22)
  8. Gypsy Jam (5:01)
  9. I'm All Smiles (2:53)


  • Gábor Szabó - guitar
  • Gary McFarland - marimba
  • Barry Galbraith - guitar
  • Sadao Watanabe - flute
  • Grady Tate - drums
  • Al Stinson - bass
  • Willie Rodriguez - percussion
  • Sam Brown - guitar
  • Richard Davis - bass
  • Francisco Pozo - percussion

Guitarist Gabor Szabo's debut as a leader (after an important stint with the Chico Hamilton Quintet) is surprisingly successful. The reason this LP is a bit of a surprise is that the repertoire (in addition to two originals apiece by the leader and Gary McFarland) has a few unlikely songs by the Beatles ("Yesterday" and "If I Fell") and Burt Bacharach (including "Walk On By"). Usually jazz adaptations of rock songs in the 1960s are lightweight, but Szabo's original sound, the unusual instrumentation (two or three guitars, Sadao Watanabe on flute, Gary McFarland on marimba, bass, drums and percussion) and McFarland's clever arrangements uplift the music. The playing time at 35 minutes is a bit brief, but the performances are better than expected.

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