19 Ekim 2010 Salı
d. 26th February, 1982, Budapest, Hungary.
Born in Hungary in 1936, Gabor Szabo began playing guitar when he was 14 and often played in dinner clubs and secret jam sessions while still living in Budapest.
He relocated to the United States in 1956, after serving as a Freedom Fighter in Hungary.
Settling in California, he attended Berklee College between 1958 and 1960.
Daringly different in his approach to jazz, Szabo combined the melodic elements from four continents with his own haunting Gypsylike style, and his compositions which have been credited by American critics as having a profound effect on the jazz idiom have become legendary.
Gabor made an impression on the UK jazz funk scene with two albums recorded for Mercury Records in the mid-70's.
These were 'Nightlfight' (1976), including 'Keep Smilin' produced by Bunny Sigler (an earlier version having been recorded by Sigler on a Philadelphia International album a few years earlier) and 'Faces' (1977), produced by Wayne Henderson