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Bacchanal

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Three King Fishers
Artist: Gabor Szabo, Hal Gordon, Jim Stewart, Jimmy Keltner, Louis Kabok
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Love Is Blue
Artist: Gabor Szabo, Hal Gordon, Jim Stewart, Jimmy Keltner, Louis Kabok
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Theme From "Valley Of The Dolls"
Artist: Gabor Szabo, Hal Gordon, Jim Stewart, Jimmy Keltner, Louis Kabok
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Bacchanal
Artist: Gabor Szabo, Hal Gordon, Jim Stewart, Jimmy Keltner, Louis Kabok
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Sunshine Superman
Artist: Gabor Szabo, Hal Gordon, Jim Stewart, Jimmy Keltner, Louis Kabok
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Some Velvet Morning
Artist: Gabor Szabo, Hal Gordon, Jim Stewart, Jimmy Keltner, Louis Kabok
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The Look Of Love
Artist: Gabor Szabo, Hal Gordon, Jim Stewart, Jimmy Keltner, Louis Kabok
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The Divided City
Artist: Gabor Szabo, Hal Gordon, Jim Stewart, Jimmy Keltner, Louis Kabok
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 33:41

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04.22.11
Gabor Szabo, Bacchannal
1994 | Label: DCC Compact Classics, Inc. / The Orchard

If you're planning to break out the hookah at your next soiree, don't do it without a little Gabor Szabo on hand. The Hungarian guitarist's droning, quasi-psychedelic brand of jazz is at its best on smoky interpretations of Burt Bacharach's "The Look of Love" and Paul Mauriat's "Love Is Blue" — two all-time bachelor pad classics — and his two Donovan covers ("Sunshine Superman," "Three King Fishers") are nicely trippy, too. Just the ticket… read more »

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After recording four albums for Impulse in 1967, the distinctive guitarist Gabor Szabo cut three records for the Skye label in 1968, of which this LP, Bacchanal, is the strongest. Szabo’s regular group of the era is heard on record for the last time: guitarist Jimmy Stewart, bassist Louis Kabok, drummer Jim Keltner and percussionist Hal Gordon. With the exception of two Szabo originals, the material is comprised of current pop tunes including two songs by Donovan, “Love Is Blue,” “The Look of Love” and “Theme from the Valley of the Dolls.” Despite what should have been a complete lack of potential, the Hungarian guitarist uplifts the material and mostly turns the pieces into worthwhile jazz. [Blue Moon released a 'Deluxe Edition' of the album in 2007.] – Scott Yanow

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