Gabor Szabo / More Sorcery – Our Shootout Winner from 2010

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Reviews and Commentaries for Gabor Szabo

This is a Minty looking Original Impulse Stereo LP with EXCELLENT sound and quiet vinyl.

This is a live recording that’s got that small jazz club feel. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds runs almost ten minutes and gives everybody involved a chance to stretch out. People is also exceptionally good here.

It’s hard to find a recording Szabo did that isn’t full of Tubey Magic, huge studio space and right-on-the-money instrumental timbres. This album is right up there with the best of his recordings, courtesy of the two top engineers noted below.

Side one was recorded live at the Jazz Workshop; Boston, Massachusetts: April 14-15, 1967. Ed Begley engineered.

Side two was recorded live at Monterey Jazz Festival; Monterey, California: September 17, 1967. Wally Heider engineered.

“In 1967, guitarist Gabor Szabo had his finest working group, a quintet with the very complementary fellow guitarist Jimmy Stewart, bassist Louis Kabok, either Marty Morrell or Bill Goodwin on drums and percussionist Hal Gordon. A live album, Sorcery (which has been reissued on CD), features this band at its best. More Sorcery has three selections taken from the same engagement at Boston’s Jazz Workshop… This excellent LP is well worth searching for.” —

TRACK LISTING

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Comin’ Back
Spellbinder
Los Matadores
People
Corcovado