Gabor Szabo – Dreams vinyl lp LTD clear vinyl repress EBL-003

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GABOR SZABO - Dreams: Ltd Ed CLEAR Vinyl reissue of this rare Eastern and psychedelic Jazz LP from 1969

Gabor Szabo – Dreams

NEW EDITION in Limited Edition CLEAR Vinyl

Label / EBL-003

LP barcode: 8016670138877 

Style: Psych / Jazz / Folk


* The long-awaited reissue of the best ever album of

rare Eastern and psychedelic Jazz music by this famous

Hungarian guitarist.

* Exclusive bonus tracks from the 1969 7” single

* Remastered by Martin Bowes at Cage Studios (UK)

* For fans of Grant Green, John Abercrombie, Pat

Martino, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Tal Farlow

* Ultimate collector’s item if you are deeply into jazzand

guitar music


The long-awaited reissue of the best ever album of rare Eastern and psychedelic Jazz music by this famous Hungarian guitarist

Gabor Szabo, originally released in 1968. For the first time as extended edition with 2 bonus tracks: radio versions of Fire

Dance / Ferris Wheel from the 1969 7” single 7 Gatefold Vinyl come with long, exclusively

written inner notes by the famous researcher and biographer Douglas Payne. Remastered by Martin Bowes at Cage Studios (UK).

Gabor Szabo was one of the most original guitarists to emerge in the 1960s, mixing his Hungarian folk music heritage with a

deep love of jazz and crafting a distinctive, largely self-taught sound. Born in Budapest, on March 8, 1936, Szabo was inspired by

a Roy Rogers cowboy movie to begin playing guitar when he was 14 and often played in dinner clubs and covert jam sessions

while still living in his hometown. He escaped from his country at age 20 on the eve of the Communist uprising and eventually

made his way to America, settling with his family in California.

He attended Berklee College (1958-1960) and in 1961 joined Chico Hamilton's innovative quintet featuring Charles Lloyd. Urged

by Hamilton, Szabo crafted a most distinctive sound; as agile on intricate, nearly-free runs as he was able to sound inspired

during melodic passages. Szabo left the Hamilton group in 1965 to leave his mark on the pop-jazz of the Gary McFarland quintet

and the energy music of Charles Lloyd's fiery and underrated quartet featuring Ron Carter and Tony Williams.

Szabo initiated a solo career in 1966, recording the exceptional album, Spellbinder, which yielded many inspired moments and

"Gypsy Queen," the song Santana turned into a huge hit in 1970. Szabo formed an innovative quintet (1967-1969) featuring the

brilliant, classically trained guitarist Jimmy Stewart and recorded many notable albums during the late '60s. The emergence of

rock music (especially George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix) found Szabo experimenting with feedback and more

commercially oriented forms of jazz.

During the '70s, Szabo regularly performed along the West Coast, hypnotizing audiences with his enchanting, spellbinding style.

From 1970, he locked into a commercial groove, even though records like Mizrab occasionally revealed his seamless jazz, pop,

Gypsy, Indian, and Asian fusions. Szabo had revisited his homeland several times during the '70s, finding opportunities to

perform brilliantly with native talents. He was hospitalized during his final visit and died in 1982, just short of his 46th birthday.


1. Galatea’s Guitar (Gabor Szabo)

2. Half the Day is Night (Gary McFarland)

3. Song of Injured Love (Manuel de Falla)

4. The Fortune Teller (Gabor Szabo/Louis)

5. Fire Dance (Manuel de Falla)

6. The Lady in the Moon (Gabor Szabo, from Zoltan Kodaly)

7. Ferris Wheel (Donovan)

8. Fire Dance (single edit) - from 7"

9. Ferris Wheel (single edit) - from 7"