Gabor Szabo with Gary
McFarland & Co.
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: November 1965
Sadao Watanabe (f); Gabor Szabo, Barry Galbraith, Sam
Brown (g); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (d); Gary
McFarland (marimba); Francisco Pozo (perc).
a. (90437) Flea Market
(aka The Blizzard Song)
(Gary McFarland) - 2:43
90438) Walk On By
(Burt Bachrach/Hal David) - 2:46
90439) If I Fell
(Paul McCartney/John Lennon) -
90440) Gypsy Jam (Gabor Szabo) - 5:54
90441) I'm All Smiles
(Mike Leonard/H. Martin) -
90444) Gypsy '66 (aka Lady
(Gabor Szabo) - 7:51
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey:
Sadao Watanabe (f); Gabor Szabo, Barry Galbraith (g);
Albert Stinson (b); Grady Tate (d); Gary McFarland
(marimba); Willie Rodriguez (perc).
g. (90442) Yesterday
(Paul McCartney/John Lennon) - 2:24
90443) The Echo Of Love
(Gary McFarland) - 4:10
90445) The Last One To Be Loved
David) - 3:35
Impulse AS-9105 was issued in December 2002 by Speakers Corner Records (Germany)
as a 180 gram heavy vinyl audiophile LP. (b) Impulse AS-9105
was made available on May 3, 2005, as an "E-Album" (0246545172)
Issues: a-i on
Impulse A(S)9105, Impulse IPC-9105 [R2R], Impulse (Jap) MVCJ-19129 [CD],
Impulse (Jap) UCCI-9099 [CD], Universal (Jap) UCCU-5271 [CD],
Universal (Jap) UCCU-9312 [CD].
Singles: g & b also on Impulse 45-244
Samplers: a also on Impulse IMP-1-66 (promo) titled IMPULSE RECORDS:
SALESMAN SAMPLER JANUARY 1966. a & g also on
Impulse (Jap) SR 3008 titled GABOR SZABO.
b also on MCA 29065 titled MEMORABILIA (issued 1982). c & f also on
Impulse AS9204-2 and MCA Impulse 2-4155 titled GABOR SZABO: HIS
GREAT HITS (issued 1971). d & i also on
ACMEM148 [CD] titled SKETCH FOR SUMMER. g & b also on Impulse A(S) 9173 and Columbia (E)
SMC 74551 titled THE BEST OF GABOR
SZABO (issued 1968).
Belle-Arts International (probably a pseudonym for Gary McFarland).
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Nat Hentoff
Market" sampled by Mocean Worker for "Tres Tres Chic"
from AURAL & HEARTY on Palm CD-2048-2 [CD] (2000). "Tres
Tres Chic" was also featured in the films THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
(2006) and THE PINK PANTHER (2006).
GYPSY '66 is a subdued debut for the eclectic Hungarian
guitarist, Gabor Szabo. Unfortunately, it suffers
McFarlands light instrumental-pop approach
an appealing transition for the guitarist who sought
relief from the "energy music" he made as part
of Charles Lloyds quartet in 1965. Szabo does,
however, rise above the proceedings on "Gypsy
Jam" and "Gyspy 66" to generate the
powerful, hypnotic groove he often enchanted audiences
BLINDFOLD TEST: Szabo's performance of
"Walk on By" heard here was played by Leonard
Feather for fellow guitarist Wes Montgomery in a
Blindfold Test featured in the June 29, 1967, issue of Down
Beat. Montgomery says of the performance,
"(t)hat's Gabor Szabo. I can tell right away. He's
got a unique style. It's different." Montgomery
concluded, "(o)f course, I didn't think that number
was particularly exciting," despite having recorded plenty of his own over-orchestrated versions of Burt
Bachrach/Hal David songs.
COVERS: During 1966-67, Charles Lloyd 's newly-formed
quartet, featuring Keith Jarrett, regularly performed
Szabo's "Gypsy '66" (aka Lady Gabor). According to
Michel Ruppli's Atlantic Records: A Discography,
several performances of the song were recorded (July 23
or 24, 1966, at Antibes; October 29, 1966, in Oslo and
January 27, 1967, in San Francisco). Only the October
1966 performance, titled "Gypsy '66," was
issued on THE
FLOWERING OF THE ORIGINAL CHARLES LLOYD QUARTET (Atlantic SD-1586), a 1971 compilation of
previously unreleased Lloyd performances.