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Gabor Szabo - Dreams (1968) [full album]
Gabor Szabo - Dreams (1968) [full album]
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Gabor Szabo: Bacchanal 1968
Gabor Szabo: Bacchanal 1968
Published: 2014/07/29
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Gabor Szabo Budapest (Michael H. Bo Favorites)
Gabor Szabo Budapest (Michael H. Bo Favorites)
Published: 2014/03/18
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Gabor Szabo - Gypsy Queen
Gabor Szabo - Gypsy Queen
Published: 2010/06/12
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Gabor Szabo - More Sorcery (1967) [full album]
Gabor Szabo - More Sorcery (1967) [full album]
Published: 2015/01/13
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Gabor Szabo Magical Connection
Gabor Szabo Magical Connection
Published: 2017/08/04
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Gabor Szabo - 1972 Small World
Gabor Szabo - 1972 Small World
Published: 2012/02/18
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GABOR SZABO – Jazz Raga [full album]
GABOR SZABO – Jazz Raga [full album]
Published: 2014/10/18
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Gabor Szabo - Keep Smilin
Gabor Szabo - Keep Smilin' (Slayd5000)
Published: 2010/11/29
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Gabor Szabo - Nightflight (1976)
Gabor Szabo - Nightflight (1976)
Published: 2017/05/25
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Gabor Szabo Femme Fatale
Gabor Szabo Femme Fatale
Published: 2016/09/04
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Gabor Szabo - Gypsy Queen
Gabor Szabo - Gypsy Queen
Published: 2011/04/17
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Gabor Szabo live set in Cleveland (1976)
Gabor Szabo live set in Cleveland (1976)
Published: 2016/12/03
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GABOR SZABO......SPELLBINDER
GABOR SZABO......SPELLBINDER
Published: 2017/10/28
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Gabor Szabo - Three King Fishers (1968)
Gabor Szabo - Three King Fishers (1968)
Published: 2009/12/21
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Gabor Szabo_Macho (Album) 1975
Gabor Szabo_Macho (Album) 1975
Published: 2015/12/10
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Gabor Szabo - High Contrast (1971)
Gabor Szabo - High Contrast (1971)
Published: 2017/10/16
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Gabor Szabo and band, Breezin
Gabor Szabo and band, Breezin'
Published: 2007/06/10
Channel: Henrý Þór Baldursson
Gábor Szabó - Mizrab
Gábor Szabó - Mizrab
Published: 2009/07/22
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Gabor Szabo 1969 LP
Gabor Szabo 1969 LP
Published: 2017/08/02
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Carlos Santana talks about Gabor Szabo
Carlos Santana talks about Gabor Szabo
Published: 2013/04/01
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Gabor Szabo - Breezin
Gabor Szabo - Breezin' 1971
Published: 2015/01/25
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Gabor Szabo - Thirteen
Gabor Szabo - Thirteen
Published: 2009/01/02
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Gabor Szabo - Galatea
Gabor Szabo - Galatea's Guitar
Published: 2011/07/10
Channel: MonkeyIslandBlues
Gabor Szabo - Summertime
Gabor Szabo - Summertime
Published: 2012/10/29
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Szabó Gábor jazz
Szabó Gábor jazz
Published: 2012/05/24
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GABOR SZABO walking on nails (1966)
GABOR SZABO walking on nails (1966)
Published: 2011/11/27
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Kovács Kati - Az eső és én feat. Szabó Gábor
Kovács Kati - Az eső és én feat. Szabó Gábor
Published: 2007/10/08
Channel: Daniel Fogarty
Gabor Szabo and The California Dreamers - Wind Sky And Diamonds [FULL ALBUM]
Gabor Szabo and The California Dreamers - Wind Sky And Diamonds [FULL ALBUM]
Published: 2012/12/18
Channel: Kulik Studios
Gabor Szabo guitar solo
Gabor Szabo guitar solo
Published: 2007/06/09
Channel: Henrý Þór Baldursson
Gabor Szabo- Space
Gabor Szabo- Space
Published: 2009/10/27
Channel: dothedewupurs
Stormy - Gabor Szabo
Stormy - Gabor Szabo
Published: 2009/06/11
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Gabor Szabo - Los Matadoros
Gabor Szabo - Los Matadoros
Published: 2015/02/23
Channel: ispiros
GABOR SZABO spellbinder (1966)
GABOR SZABO spellbinder (1966)
Published: 2011/12/03
Channel: OubaelPhoumet
Gabor Szabo - Spellbinder
Gabor Szabo - Spellbinder
Published: 2009/02/22
Channel: Mark Mccluskey
Gabor Szabo and band
Gabor Szabo and band
Published: 2007/06/10
Channel: Henrý Þór Baldursson
Gabor Szabo ‎– Belsta River (winyl) full album
Gabor Szabo ‎– Belsta River (winyl) full album
Published: 2016/05/01
Channel: Kupuję Winyle
Gabor Szabo - The Lady In The Moon
Gabor Szabo - The Lady In The Moon
Published: 2009/10/19
Channel: Artemis458
Gabor Szabo - Search For Nirvana
Gabor Szabo - Search For Nirvana
Published: 2014/02/01
Channel: attilapont
Gabor Szabo
Gabor Szabo's Great American Music Hall Live session's (February 1, 1975)
Published: 2017/10/18
Channel: CséeR
Gábor Szabó - Mizrab
Gábor Szabó - Mizrab
Published: 2010/03/23
Channel: Dingo Tom
Gabor Szabo - Macho, Track 1 - Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Gabor Szabo - Macho, Track 1 - Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Published: 2012/07/22
Channel: Andre Heinl
Gábor Szabó - Bacchanal
Gábor Szabó - Bacchanal
Published: 2010/11/24
Channel: snoopyogi
GABOR SZABO CLOSE TO YOU
GABOR SZABO CLOSE TO YOU
Published: 2012/03/19
Channel: aaappleknocker
Gabor Szabo - Femme Fatale
Gabor Szabo - Femme Fatale
Published: 2013/08/06
Channel: attilapont
Gabor Szabo -1978- Again in Budapest, Hotel Hilton
Gabor Szabo -1978- Again in Budapest, Hotel Hilton
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: VibraePhase_2.0
Gabor SZABO "If I fell" (1965)
Gabor SZABO "If I fell" (1965)
Published: 2010/03/13
Channel: TheJPDM
Gabor Szabo - Keep Smiling Smooth Jazz Funk
Gabor Szabo - Keep Smiling Smooth Jazz Funk
Published: 2008/02/07
Channel: orlandomagic654
Gabor Szabo - Corcovado
Gabor Szabo - Corcovado
Published: 2009/10/27
Channel: Mark Mccluskey
Kovács Kati feat. Szabó Gábor - My Love
Kovács Kati feat. Szabó Gábor - My Love
Published: 2007/12/31
Channel: Daniel Fogarty
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Gábor Szabó
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Background information
Birth name Gábor István Szabó
Born (1936-03-08)March 8, 1936
Budapest, Hungary
Died February 26, 1982(1982-02-26) (aged 45)
Budapest
Genres Jazz, chamber jazz, crossover jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1958–1982
Labels Impulse!, Skye, Blue Thumb, CTI, Mercury

Gábor István Szabó (8 March 1936 – 26 February 1982) was a guitarist whose style incorporated jazz, pop, rock, and Hungarian music.[1]

Biography[edit]

Gábor Szabó was born in Budapest, Hungary, and began playing guitar at the age of 14, inspired by jazz music heard on Voice of America radio broadcasts.[1] He escaped Communist Hungary in 1956, the year of the attempted revolt against Soviet-dominated Communist rule, and moved to the United States where he attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston.[1]

Szabó's playing featured elements of folk music from his native Hungary, from Gypsy jazz influences, and also rock music's use of feedback.

In 1958, he was invited to perform at the Newport Jazz Festival. Szabó then went on to perform with the quintet of Southern California drummer Chico Hamilton from 1961 to 1965, playing what has been described as chamber jazz, with "a moderate avant-gardism."[2] In 1962 and ’63, Hamilton’s bands cut two albums consisting entirely of saxophonist Charles Lloyd compositions, with the title track of Man From Two Worlds featuring Szabó's guitar on top of a propulsive beat, parrying with Lloyd’s tenor sax. The CD reissue of the album features a cut called "Lady Gabor" that had been composed by Szabó.

Beginning in 1966 he recorded albums under his own name on the Impulse! label. In the late 1960s he co-founded the short-lived Skye record label along with Cal Tjader and Gary McFarland.[1] Szabó recorded an album with Lena Horne on Skye in October and November 1969. Szabó had been part of Horne's backup band when she performed at The Nugget in Nevada in November 1966 and then when she performed (with Harry Belafonte) at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas in September 1969. Likely Szabó had been first introduced to Lena Horne by her longtime accompanist and his former band leader Chico Hamilton.

Szabó's album Wind, Sky And Diamonds on the Impulse! label features "The California Dreamers", a vocal-ensemble consisting of Ron Hicklin, Al Capps, Loren Farber, John Bahler, Tom Bahler, Ian Freebairn-Smith, Sally Stevens, Sue Allen and Jackie Ward.[1]

During his solo career, Szabó performed with artists such as Ron Carter, Paul Desmond, Bob James, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Ernie Watts and Bobby Womack.

Despite his influence on jazz music and the calibre of players with whom he performed, Gábor Szabó felt he was never fully accepted as a jazz artist in the United States. During a 1977 engagement at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego, he complained to the audience about George Benson's success with "Breezin'" (composer, Bobby Womack). He indicated that he had recorded that song before Benson and that Benson had plagiarized the arrangement from him. Szabó's earlier version can be heard on the High Contrast album with Bobby Womack.[3] (Szabó and Benson were at one point label mates on CTI Records)

In the late 1970s, Szabo became affiliated with the Church of Scientology and signed in November 1978 with Vanguard Artists International, a firm headed by several Scientologists. In 1980, Szabó filed a $21 million lawsuit against the Church of Scientology, accusing the organization of embezzling his money, kidnapping him, and forcing him to undergo a Scientology "Life Repair Course." In a 36-page complaint, Szabó's attorney detailed an elaborate list of accusations which included Scientology's alleged takeover of the musician's career after he sought help in the church's drug treatment program. The church filed a countersuit in March 1980 charging Szabó with fraud, and in 1981 both sides dropped their suits. Szabó claimed he dropped his suit because "I found it too time-consuming and I couldn't concentrate on my career." He maintained that he stood by his original allegations.[4]

Gábor Szabó died in Budapest in February, 1982, from liver and kidney disease while on a visit to his homeland. He had arrived in the previous July to produce a record album and had planned to stay until the summer. His trip was also partly to find treatment for the drug habit he had been battling for years. He was survived by his ex-wife, Alicia Solari, and son Blaise.[4]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Steve Allen

With Paul Desmond

With Coke Escovedo

With Chico Hamilton

With Charles Lloyd

With Gary McFarland

Composer for Santana

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e allmusic Biography
  2. ^ Berendt, Joachim E (1976). The Jazz Book. Paladin. p. 294. 
  3. ^ Available with audio samples at "Live clips of performances of "Breezin'" by Szabó and by Benson may be found on YouTube". amazon.com. 
  4. ^ a b People in the News AP 31/1/1981

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