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SKETCH FOR SUMMER
Gary McFarland & Gabor Szabo

Recorded: 1964-1968. Issued: July 21, 2008.

a. Gypsy Jam – Gabor Szabo (from GYPSY 66)
b. The Last One to be Loved – Gabor Szabo
     (from GYPSY 66)
c. Gypsy Queen – Gabor Szabo
     (from SPELLBINDER)
d. Yearning – Gabor Szabo (from SPELLBINDER)
e. Raga Doll – Gabor Szabo (from JAZZ RAGA)
f. Mizrab – Gabor Szabo (from JAZZ RAGA)
g. Lou-ise – Gabor Szabo (from THE SORCERER)
h. Space – Gabor Szabo (from THE SORCERER)
i. The Dreamer – Gary McFarland
j. Rivergirl – Gary McFarland
k. Here I Am – Gary McFarland
     (from THE IN SOUND)
l. Bloop Bleep– Gary McFarland
     (from THE IN SOUND)
m. The Sting of the Bee – Gary McFarland
     (from THE IN SOUND)
n. I Can't Get No Satisfaction – Gary McFarland
     (from THE IN SOUND)
o. Spring Song – Gabor Szabo & Gary McFarland
     (from SIMPATICO)
p. Simpatico - Gabor Szabo & Gary McFarland
     (from SIMPATICO)
q. Winter Samba – Gary McFarland
r. Summer's Gone Away – Gary McFarland
s. Eye of the Devil Main Theme (harp) – Gary
     McFarland (from EYE OF THE DEVIL)
t. Train Ride – Gary McFarland
     (from EYE OF THE DEVIL)
u. Thanks But No Thanks – Gary McFarland
     (from SCORPIO AND OTHER SIGNS)
v. Close Your Eyes and Follow Me – Gary
     McFarland (from SCORPIO AND OTHER SIGNS)
w. Runaway Heart – Gary McFarland
     (from SCORPIO AND OTHER SIGNS)

Issues: a-w on El (E) ACMEM148 [CD]
Notes: Christopher Evans
, Kristian St. Clair, Douglas Payne


The promotional copy reads well enough to say it all:

Though they came from radically different cultures and found their way into Jazz via widely divergent routes, Gabor Szabo and Gary McFarland formed an all - too brief working relationship that produced a spectacular range of solo and collaborative works spanning Jazz, Bossa Nova, Psychedelia, Indian Raga, Hungarian Folk, Orchestral and Film Music.

Focusing on the mid - sixties years with Prestige, Verve and Impulse, this edition comprises highlights from Gypsy 66, Spellbinder, Jazz Raga, The Sorcerer, Simpatico, The In Sound, Scorpio and Other Signs and McFarland’s score for Eye of the Devil and includes such impossible rarities as Gary s characteristically serene performances of Margo Guryan’s Rivergirl and The Dreamer by Antonio Carlos Jobim. 

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