1972 found Gabor Szabo—recently signed to Blue Thumb—jamming with his old bandmate Charles Lloyd on flute with a compact quintet deemed “Spellbinder” at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. The five-track LP is on fire with bright, exploratory, pastoral works that flicker with bright life.
Culled from the 1968 Bacchanal LP, Gabor Szabo’s heady brew of jazz/psych/raga takes on Lee Hazlewood’s “Some Velvet Morning“. Both innovator and interpreter, Szabo’s instrumental interpretation stretches out rhythmically while retaining the […]
A friend passed the reissue of Gabor Szabo’s Jazz Raga off to me at a bar just as the summer began to kick in here in Los Angeles. Unlike much of the […]