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Gabor Szabo

Gabor Szabo was one of the most original guitarists to emerge in the 1960s, mixing his Hungarian folk music heritage with a deep love of jazz and crafting a distinctive, largely self-taught sound. Inspired by a Roy Rogers cowboy movie, Szabo began playing guitar when he was 14 and often played in dinner clubs and covert jam sessions while still living in Budapest. He escaped from his country at age 20 on the eve of the Communist uprising and eventually made his way to America, settling with his family in California. He attended Berklee College (1958-1960) and in 1961 joined Chico Hamilton's innovative quintet featuring Charles Lloyd. Urged by Hamilton, Szabo crafted a most distinctive sound; as agile on intricate, nearly-free runs as he was able to sound inspired during melodic passages. Szabo left the Hamilton group in 1965 to leave his mark on the pop-jazz of the Gary McFarland quintet and the energy music of Charles Lloyd's fiery and underrated quartet featuring Ron Carter and Tony Williams. Szabo initiated a solo career in 1966, recording the exceptional album, Spellbinder, which yielded many inspired moments and "Gypsy Queen," the song Santana turned into a huge hit in 1970. Szabo formed an innovative quintet (1967-1969) featuring the brilliant, classically trained guitarist Jimmy Stewart and recorded many notable albums during the late '60s. The emergence of rock music (especially George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix) found Szabo experimenting with feedback and more commercially oriented forms of jazz. During the '70s, Szabo regularly performed along the West Coast, hypnotizing audiences with his enchanting, spellbinding style. From 1970, he locked into a commercial groove, even though records like Mizrab occasionally revealed his seamless jazz, pop, Gypsy, Indian, and Asian fusions. Szabo had revisited his homeland several times during the '70s, finding opportunities to perform brilliantly with native talents. He was hospitalized during his final visit and died in 1982, just short of his 46th birthday. ~ Douglas Payne
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Sorcerer / More Sorcery

1. The Beat Goes On (Live 1967)

2. Little Boat (Live 1967)

3. Lou-Ise (Live 1967)

4. What Is This Thing Called Love? (Live 1967)

5. Space (Live 1967)

6. Stronger Than Us (Live 1967)

7. Mizrab (Live 1967)

8. Comin' Back (Live 1967)

9. Los Matodoros (Live 1967)

10. People

11. Corcovado

12. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

13. Spellbinder

14. Comin' Back

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Track List: His Great Hits

1. Sophisticated Wheels

2. Simpatico

3. My Foolish Heart

4. Twelve-Thirty (Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)

5. Krishna

6. Mountain Heir

7. Gypsy '66 (Lady Gábor)

8. Evil Eye

9. If I Fell

10. Spring Song

11. Lady Gábor

12. People

13. Search For Nirvana

14. White Rabbit

15. El Toro

16. Yearning

17. Space

18. Spellbinder

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Track List: Bacchanal & 1969

1. Three King Fishers

2. Love Is Blue

3. Theme From The Valley Of The Dolls

4. Bacchanal

5. Sunshine Superman

6. Some Velvet Morning

7. Look Of Love

8. Divided City

9. Dear Prudence

10. Sealed With A Kiss

11. Both Sides Now

12. Walk Away Renee

13. You Won't See Me

14. Michael From Mountains

15. Stormy

16. In My Life

17. I've Just Seen A Face

18. Until It's Time For You To Go

19. Somewhere I Belong

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Track List: In Stockholm

Disc 1

1. People / My Kind Of People

2. Lilac Glen

3. Mizrab

4. Impression Of My Country / Foothill Patrol

5. Another Dream

6. Concerto De Aranjuez

Disc 2

1. 24 Carat

2. Django

3. First Tune In The Morning

4. Stormy

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Track List: 1969

1. Dear Prudence

2. Sealed With A Kiss

3. Both Sides Now

4. Walk Away Renee

5. You Won't See Me

6. Michael From Mountains

7. Stormy

8. In My Life

9. I've Just Seen A Face

10. Until It's Time For You To Go

11. Somewhere I Belong

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Track List: High Contrast

1. Breezin'

2. Amazon

3. Fingers

4. Azure Blue

5. (Just A Little) Communication

6. If You Don't Want My Love

7. I Remember When

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Track List: Bacchanal

1. Three King Fishers

2. Love Is Blue

3. Theme From Valley Of The Dolls

4. Bacchanal

5. Sunshine Superman

6. Some Velvet Morning

7. The Look Of Love

8. Divided City

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Track List: Jazz Raga

1. Walking On Nails

2. Mizrab

3. Search For Nirvana

4. Krishna

5. Raga Doll

6. Comin' Back

7. Paint It Black

8. Sophisticated Wheels

9. Ravi

10. Caravan

11. Summertime

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Track List: The Sorcerer

1. The Beat Goes On

2. Little Boat

3. Lou-Ise

4. What Is This Thing Called Love? (Live/1967)

5. Space

6. Stronger Than Us

7. Mizrab

8. Comin' Back

9. Los Matodoros

10. People

11. Corcovado

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Track List: Spellbinder

1. Spellbinder

2. Witchcraft

3. It Was A Very Good Year

4. Gypsy Queen

5. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

6. Cheetah

7. My Foolish Heart

8. Yearning

9. Autumn Leaves / Speak To Me Of Love

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Track List: Gypsy '66

1. Yesterday

2. The Last One To Be Loved

3. The Echo Of Love

4. Gypsy '66

5. Flea Market

6. Walk On By

7. If I Fell

8. Gypsy Jam

9. I'm All Smiles

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Major influence on Santana..
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Great memories come back hearing Gâbor's
Music again, I went to high school with Gábor in Hungary, He died too young ☹️
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I'm 16 and I just discovered gabor and I love his music :)
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I remember hearing gabor at one of the first concord jazz festivals. he introduced carlos santana to come up and jam with him.
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Discovered Gabor's enchanting music during college in the 60's. Nothing and no one else like it, then or now.
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Got to know his music briefly during the late 70's. Ruin the only album I had of his.Then discovered Pandora and the renewal began with his great music and all the other musical memories of my life. Thank You, Pandora
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I'm loving it,thank you. :-)
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One of my all time, favorite guitarists. His recording, Dreams, is a masterpiece.


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leorickvisio n
During College LSD trips I fell into admiration of Gabor Szabo. Thank you Pandora for the flashback!
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jriorami
I had a Gabor CD back in 1970 and remembered how I liked it. thanks to Pandora, I can hear a lot more of his stuff. Still sounds fresh.
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Mystical sounds
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Early 60's heard this artist in (Toes) Playa Del Ray Thank's to Jerry Booth ! young wonderfull surfer
kid. Cannot forget those days of fun and sweet innocent people.

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