Sketch for Summer

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Not just classmates at Berklee School of Music, Gary McFarland and Gabor Szabo believed in, pursued, and created an intriguing synthesis of jazz and pop that drew upon the best characteristics of each. They brought rock standards into the jazz repertoire with ease not that it was unheard of before, admired the Beatles and the Rolling Stones far earlier than was cool, and teamed to record several albums' worth of excellent material during the mid-'60s -- for a variety of labels, including Impulse!, Verve, and the Skye label they formed with Cal Tjader. Sketch for Summer on El Records is one of the best compilations ever produced on either of them, skipping lightly over their ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Not just classmates at Berklee School of Music, Gary McFarland and Gabor Szabo believed in, pursued, and created an intriguing synthesis of jazz and pop that drew upon the best characteristics of each. They brought rock standards into the jazz repertoire with ease not that it was unheard of before, admired the Beatles and the Rolling Stones far earlier than was cool, and teamed to record several albums' worth of excellent material during the mid-'60s -- for a variety of labels, including Impulse!, Verve, and the Skye label they formed with Cal Tjader. Sketch for Summer on El Records is one of the best compilations ever produced on either of them, skipping lightly over their combined work both together and separately of the mid- to late '60s. Sketch for Summer begins with the highlights of Szabo's work of 1965-1967 originally released on Gypsy '66, Spellbinder, Jazz Raga, and Sorcerer, then moves to recordings with McFarland as a leader though the two appear together often here on LPs released as The In Sound and Simpatico. Several McFarland rarities appear, such as both sides of a 7" with Antonio Carlos Jobim from 1964, another 7" from 1966, and his work for the soundtrack Eye of the Devil in 1966 and the concept album Scorpio and Other Signs from 1968. Given the lack of widely available editions of each of these original LPs and considering the money needed to purchase them, Sketch for Summer is an embarrassment of riches from a pair of jazz musicians who earned much enmity from jazz fans and critics during their brief lifetimes, but produced a lot of joyous music nevertheless.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2008
  • Label: El Records
  • EAN: 5013929314832
  • Catalog Number: 148

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gypsy Jam (5:02)
  2. 2 The Last One to Be Loved (3:45)
  3. 3 Gypsy Queen (5:12)
  4. 4 Yearning (2:58)
  5. 5 Raga Doll (3:46)
  6. 6 Mizrab (3:32)
  7. 7 Lou-Ise (4:17)
  8. 8 Space (6:37)
  9. 9 The Dreamer - Antonio Carlos Jobim (2:33)
  10. 10 Rivergirl - Antonio Carlos Jobim (2:56)
  11. 11 Here I Am (2:14)
  12. 12 Bloop Bleep (2:27)
  13. 13 The Sting of the Bee (3:52)
  14. 14 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (2:03)
  15. 15 Spring Song (2:21)
  16. 16 Simpatico (4:49)
  17. 17 Winter Samba (2:38)
  18. 18 Summer's Gone Away (1:55)
  19. 19 Eye of the Devil (3:29)
  20. 20 Eye of the Devil -- Train Ride (2:36)
  21. 21 Thanks But No Thanks (Gemini) (3:08)
  22. 22 Close Your Eyes and Follow Me (Virgo) (3:32)
  23. 23 Runaway Heart (Scorpio) (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gary McFarland Primary Artist, Marimbas, Vocals, Vibes
Warren Bernhardt Keyboards
Bob Brookmeyer Trombone
Ron Carter Bass
Richard Davis Bass, Bass Guitar
Chico Hamilton Drums
Jerome Richardson Reeds
Marvin Stamm Flugelhorn
Gabor Szabo Guitar, Vocals
Sadao Watanabe Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Grady Tate Drums
Willie Rodriguez Percussion
Bob Cranshaw Bass Guitar
Albert Stinson Bass
Chet Amsterdam Bass
Willie Bobo Percussion
Sam Brown Guitar
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Joe Cocuzzo Drums
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Hal Gordon Percussion
Sol Gubin Drums
Antonio Carlos Jobim Guitar, Piano, Guest Appearance
Louis Kabok Bass
Bill Lavorgna Drums
London Philharmonic Orchestra Track Performer
Tommy Lopez Percussion
Marty Morell Drums
Victor Pantoja Percussion
Don Payne Bass
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Barry Rodgers Percussion
Spencer Sinatra Flute, Alto Flute
Arnold Wise Drums
Jack Parnell Conductor
Joe Venuto Percussion
Francisco Pozo Percussion
Johnny Gregg Bass
Technical Credits
Mick Jagger Composer
Gabor Szabo Composer
Gene Lees Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Hal David Composer
Esmond Edwards Producer
Gary McFarland Arranger, Composer, Producer
Margo Guryan Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Bruno Nicolai Composer
Creed Taylor Producer
Bob Thiele Producer
Nino Oliviero Composer
Charles Stewart Cover Photo
Christopher Evans Liner Notes
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