Thursday, November 10, 2016

Gabor Szabo "Magical Connection" 1972




It's hard to find words that gives the hungarian guitarist Gabor Szabo justice, he was one of the truly great, and has such a unique and sensetive style. My personal favorite guitar player, and such a groover he was! His significant style blends jazz, psychedelia, east european folklore, soul/funk etc. While most of his recordings for Impulse in the 1960s was jazz-pop-psychedelic love affairs, he find a more mellow and groovy (and dopey) sound in the seventies (he actually recorded at least one LP here in Sweden at the same time with swedish jazz musicians). Magical Connection from 1972 is his second LP for groovy Blue Thumb. Sady this gem never been reissued since 1978. The world needs  a well sounded upgrade right now!


3 comments:

  1. I bought this one back in '72, knowing nothing about Szabo, but just loved the cover! Didn't like the music so much initially, seemed a little corny, but it's grooviness grew on me! No longer have the vinyl, so glad to have this! thanks!

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  2. I bought this one back in '72, knowing nothing about Szabo, but just loved the cover! Didn't like the music so much initially, seemed a little corny, but it's grooviness grew on me! No longer have the vinyl, so glad to have this! thanks!

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  3. As a great fan of hungarian guitarist Gabor Szabo I am looking forward to listen to this album. Thank you for posting this rarity!

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