Gabor Szabo – Live in Cleveland 1976 (2022) [FLAC 24bit, 44,1 kHz]

Gabor Szabo - Live in Cleveland 1976 (2022) [FLAC 24bit, 44,1 kHz] Download

Artist: Gabor Szabo
Album: Live in Cleveland 1976
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2022
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24bit, 44,1 kHz
Duration: 50:46
Total Tracks: 4
Total Size: 498 MB


01. Gabor Szabo – It Happens (12:13)
02. Gabor Szabo – Autumn Leaves (13:15)
03. Gabor Szabo – Magical Connection (13:28)
04. Gabor Szabo – Concorde (Nightflight) (11:48)


Hungarian guitarist Gabor Szabo (1936-82) issued only three live recordings during his lifetime. Significantly, the first of these, The Sorcerer (1967), remains the most popular album in the guitarist’s all-too abbreviated discography. But there were also More Sorcery (1968) and Gabor Szabo Live with Charles Lloyd (1974), offering Szabo totally in his element and at his bewitching best.Several more of Szabo’s concert recordings have surfaced in the intervening years, including this one, superbly captured for radio broadcast live in 1976 at the 600-seat Agora Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio. It is a revelation. There is a sense here that concert patrons may have been hearing an altogether different Gabor Szabo than record buyers.
For one thing, Szabo is heard fronting what is likely his own group, rather than an army of studio musicians. In 1976, Szabo was leading a tremendous quartet with George Cables (or Joanne Grauer) on piano, Tony Dumas on bass and Sherman Ferguson on drums. Szabo had not had a band with this much jazz clout since his famed quartet with Jimmy Stewart in 1967-68 – and it is a union worth savoring: Szabo’s records during this period were light, at best, on jazz…

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