Watch What Happens!

Watch What Happens!

by Gabor Szabo
     
 
The pairing of chanteuse Lena Horne and guitarist Gabor Szabo may seem incongruous on paper, but Watch What Happens! is an unexpected delight, capturing a soulfulness and sass largely absent from the singer's previous efforts. Producer and arranger Gary McFarland's candy-coated orchestral settings afford Horne the opportunity to step out of the elegant but

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The pairing of chanteuse Lena Horne and guitarist Gabor Szabo may seem incongruous on paper, but Watch What Happens! is an unexpected delight, capturing a soulfulness and sass largely absent from the singer's previous efforts. Producer and arranger Gary McFarland's candy-coated orchestral settings afford Horne the opportunity to step out of the elegant but often stuffy refinement of her classic LPs and let down her hair. Her vocals pirouette around Szabo's hypnotically funky guitar leads with the focused abandon of a child playing hopscotch. Keyboardist Richard Tee, bassist Chuck Rainey, and drummer Grady Tate contribute the supple grooves that highlight so many McFarland sessions, and the material is top-notch, including no fewer than three Beatles covers: "In My Life," "Fool on the Hill," and "Rocky Raccoon," the latter featuring the most purely joyful performance of Horne's career. [Watch What Happens! was originally released on Szabo's Skye Records label as Lena & Gabor in 1970.]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/1990
Label:
Dcc Compact Classics
UPC:
0010963600728
catalogNumber:
607

Tracks

  1. Watch What Happens  - Gabor Szabo
  2. Something  - Gabor Szabo
  3. Everybody's Talkin'  - Gabor Szabo
  4. The Fool on the Hill  - Gabor Szabo
  5. Yesterday, When I Was Young  - Gabor Szabo
  6. Rocky Raccoon  - Gabor Szabo
  7. My Mood Is You  - Gabor Szabo
  8. A Message to Michael  - Gabor Szabo
  9. Night Wind  - Gabor Szabo
  10. In My Life  - Gabor Szabo

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