Gypsy '66

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Guitarist Gabor Szabo's debut as a leader after an important stint with the Chico Hamilton Quintet is surprisingly successful. The reason this LP is a bit of a surprise is that the repertoire in addition to two originals apiece by the leader and Gary McFarland has a few unlikely songs by the Beatles "Yesterday" and "If I Fell" and Burt Bacharach including "Walk On By". Usually jazz adaptations of rock songs in the 1960s are lightweight, but Szabo's original sound, the unusual instrumentation two or three guitars, Sadao Watanabe on flute, Gary McFarland on marimba, bass, drums and percussion and McFarland's clever arrangements uplift the music. The playing time at 35 minutes...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Guitarist Gabor Szabo's debut as a leader after an important stint with the Chico Hamilton Quintet is surprisingly successful. The reason this LP is a bit of a surprise is that the repertoire in addition to two originals apiece by the leader and Gary McFarland has a few unlikely songs by the Beatles "Yesterday" and "If I Fell" and Burt Bacharach including "Walk On By". Usually jazz adaptations of rock songs in the 1960s are lightweight, but Szabo's original sound, the unusual instrumentation two or three guitars, Sadao Watanabe on flute, Gary McFarland on marimba, bass, drums and percussion and McFarland's clever arrangements uplift the music. The playing time at 35 minutes is a bit brief, but the performances are better than expected.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/2002
  • Label: Universal Import
  • EAN: 4988005285539
  • Catalog Number: 9099

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Yesterday (2:31)
  2. 2 The Last One to Be Loved (3:43)
  3. 3 The Echo of Love (4:18)
  4. 4 Gypsy '66 (7:02)
  5. 5 Flea Market - Gary McFarland (2:51)
  6. 6 Walk on By (2:52)
  7. 7 If I Fell (3:21)
  8. 8 Gypsy Jam (5:01)
  9. 9 I'm All Smiles (2:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gabor Szabo Primary Artist, Guitar
Richard Davis Bass
Sadao Watanabe Flute
Grady Tate Drums
Willie Rodriguez Percussion
Albert Stinson Bass
Sam T. Brown Guitar
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Gary McFarland Marimbas
Francisco Pozo Percussion
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Nat Hentoff Liner Notes
Takao Ogawa Liner Notes
Fred Seligo Cover Photo
Joe Lebow Liner Design
Robert Flynn Cover Design
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