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RAMBLER
Gabor Szabo
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: September 1973
Gabor Szabo (g); Mike Wofford (el-p); Bob James (musical supervision); Wolfgang Melz (b); Bobby Morin (d); unknown (perc).

a. Rambler (Wolfgang Melz) - 5:25

Gabor Szabo (g); Bob James (p, musical supervision); Wolfgang Melz (el-b); Bobby Morin (d).

b. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye
     (Wolfgang Melz) - 4:42

Gabor Szabo (g); Mike Wofford (el-p); Bob James (p,musical supervision); Wolfgang Melz (b); Bobby Morin (d); unknown (perc).

c. New Love (Wolfgang Melz) - 5:20

Gabor Szabo (g); Mike Wofford (el-p); Bob James (org,synth,musical supervision); Wolfgang Melz (b); Bobby Morin (d); unknown (perc).

f. Reinhardt (Wolfgang Melz) - 6:55

Gabor Szabo (g); Mike Wofford (el-p); Bob James (org,musical supervision); Wolfgang Melz (b); Bobby Morin (d); unknown (perc).

d. Help Me Build a Lifetime (Wolfgang Melz) - 4:27

Gabor Szabo (g); Mike Wofford (el-p); Bob James (p,synth,musical supervision); Wolfgang Melz (b); Bobby Morin (d); unknown (perc).

e. All is Well (Robert Lam) - 6:21

Issues: a-f on CTI 6035, CTI (E) CHT 1001, One Way (Br) OW-591, CTI (Jap) SR-3361, CTI (Jap) LAX-3248, PJL (Jap) MTCJ 4004 [CD]. 
Samplers: b also on CBS Associated ZK 44176 [CD], Epic (Eu) 460842-2 [CD] titled CTI MASTERS OF THE GUITAR. e also on CTI (Jap) GXC-3001/2 titled FOUR FACES (as by Bob James). f also on CTI (Jap) GXC-3003/4 titled GENEALOGY OF CROSSOVER GUITARISTS and CTI (Jap) K18P-9106/7 titled THE WORLD OF FUSION GUITAR.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Takashi Tannaka (PJL (Jap) MTCJ 4004 [CD]).


Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio while the Szabo quartet was in New York to perform at Carnegie Hall, RAMBLER is primarily a collection of bassist Wolgang Melz compositions. Mostly riff based, clever tunes like "Rambler" and "Reinhardt" (named for Melz’s son) allow for clean, dynamic playing from Szabo and excellent interplay with Melz’s exciting electric bass. Wonderful stuff, reissued on CD in Japan late in 2002.

About the Cover: Focusing on the futuristic lines of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston, Texas, (Pete) Turner deliberately mismatched his film and light source to create the exciting graphic. Any material that is intended for use in daylight goes warm and shows a strong overall orange-red hue when used with tungsten light.

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