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The Gabor Szabo Sextet - The Szabo Equation: Jazz/Mysticism/Exotica Album

The Gabor Szabo Sextet - The Szabo Equation: Jazz/Mysticism/Exotica Album Performer: The Gabor Szabo Sextet
Title: The Szabo Equation: Jazz/Mysticism/Exotica
Style: Gypsy Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Modal
Label: DCC Jazz
# Cat: DJZ-605
Released: 1990
Country: US
FLAC album: 2630 mb
MP3 album: 2386 mb
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Jazz

Tracklist

1The Look Of Love3:15
2Song Of Injured Love4:05
3Divided City3:22
4Bacchanal4:55
5Some Velvet Morning5:10
6Ferris Wheel5:27
7Fire Dance5:39
8Sunshine Superman3:45
9Galatea's Guitar5:33
10Theme From "Valley Of The Dolls"3:45

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
903005 2The Gabor Szabo Sextet The Szabo Equation: Jazz / Mysticism / Exotica ‎(CD, Album, Comp)MMS Classix903005 2Netherlands1990
505 009.2The Gabor Szabo Sextet The Szabo Equation: Jazz/Mysticism/Exotica ‎(CD, Album, Comp)Actual Jazz505 009.2Europe1993
DJZ-605The Gabor Szabo Sextet The Szabo Equation: Jazz/Mysticism/Exotica ‎(CD, Album, Comp)DCC JazzDJZ-605US1990

Credits

  • Art DirectionMiggs Burroughs, Mort Rosenfeld
  • BassLouis Kabok
  • Coordinator [Pre-production]Marcia McGovern
  • DrumsJim Keltner
  • Guitar [Second Guitar]Jim Stewart
  • Lead GuitarGabor Szabo
  • OrganMike Melvoin
  • PercussionHal Gordon
  • ProducerGary McFarland, Norman Schwartz
  • Transferred By [Conversion From Analog To Digital]Roy Clark
  • TypographyPremiere Concepts

Notes

Converted from analog to digital at Manhattan Center Studios, NYC.
Mastered at Location Recording Services, Burbank, CA.

(P) (C) 1990 DCC Compact Classics Inc.
Mfd. & Mkd. by DCC Compact Classics

Tracks ”Sunshine Superman”, ”Divided City”, ”The Look Of Love", "Bacchanal", "Some Velvet Morning” & ”Theme From Valley Of The Dolls" are from the album Bacchanal .

Tracks ”Galatea's Guitar", "Ferris Wheel", "Song Of Injured Love", "Fire Dance” are from the album Dreams .

Barcodes

  • Barcode: 0 1096-36005-2 0
  • Matrix / Runout: L384 9610 DJZ605 B60825-04

Companies

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – DCC Compact Classics Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – DCC Compact Classics Inc.
  • Manufactured By – DCC Compact Classics Inc.
  • Marketed By – DCC Compact Classics Inc.
  • Mastered At – Location Recording Service

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Comments: (1)
Goltigor
Calling Gabor Szabo a jazz artist is a rather questionable affair, because he’s really in a class by himself, though certain concepts and structures make it easy to place him in the jazz bin. I first became aware of his work from his Jazz Raga outing, a very diametrically diverse soundscape sort of album that should not be missed. There are those who would attempt to link Gabor to Herb Alpert, and while I can appreciate that comparison, Szabo is essentially a different being, a true hypnotic guitar master of what I would consider to be gypsy jazz guitar, where he plays with perfection and balance, creating a dreamscape where one doesn’t live in the album, or even the song, but in the moment in which he’s playing, creating a vibrantly quiet atmospheric album that doesn’t so much sound as if the music is coming from your speakers … more that his music is a gentle myst that is settling over you, warmly enticing you to sink deeper into your favorite listening chair, allowing yourself to truly wonder.

Of course there are moments of musical recognition, where he’s covering a song you know well, with all of the tracks found here being cover versions, but in a breath, in the instant it takes to make that recognition, the song progresses and morphs into something far different, far more inclusive and intoxicating.

Review by Jenell Kesler