Gabor Szabo

Real Name:
Szabó Gábor István
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Hungarian jazz guitarist.

Born: 8 March 1936 in Budapest, Hungary.
Died: 26 February 1982 in Budapest, Hungary (aged 45).

An influential jazz guitarist, famous for mixing jazz, pop-rock, and his native Hungarian music. Inspired by jazz music heard on Voice Of America radio broadcasts, Szabó began playing guitar at the age of 14.

Escaping Hungary in 1956 and moving to the US where he attended the Berkeley School Of Music in Boston. In 1958, he was also invited to perform at the Newport Jazz Festival. Szabó then went on to perform with the quintet of southern California drummer Chico Hamilton from 1961 to 1965.

Beginning in 1966, he recorded a well-received span of albums under his own name on the Impulse! label. In the late 1960s he co-founded the short-lived Skye Records label along with Cal Tjader and Gary McFarland. Later he signed with Blue Thumb Records and CTI Records.

Szabó died in Budapest in 1982 from liver and kidney disease while on a visit to his homeland.
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A-9122 Simpático — Gabor Szabo Gary McFarland & Gabor Szabo Gary McFarland & Gabor Szabo - Simpático (Album) Impulse!, Impulse! A-9122 US 1966 Sell This Version
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A-9105, AS 9105 Gypsy '66 — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo With Gary McFarland & Co. Gabor Szabo With Gary McFarland & Co. - Gypsy '66 (Album) Impulse! A-9105, AS 9105 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
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827-9123 Spellbinder — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo Spellbinder (Album) Impulse!, Impulse! 827-9123 US 1966 Sell This Version
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A-9128, AS-9128 Jazz Raga — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo Jazz Raga (Album) Impulse! A-9128, AS-9128 US 1967 Sell This Version
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AS-9151, A/S–9151, A-9151 Wind, Sky And Diamonds — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo And The California Dreamers Gabor Szabo And The California Dreamers - Wind, Sky And Diamonds (Album) Impulse!, ABC Records AS-9151, A/S–9151, A-9151 US 1967 Sell This Version
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A-9146 The Sorcerer — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo The Sorcerer (Album) Impulse! A-9146 US 1967 Sell This Version
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A-9167, A/S-9167 More Sorcery — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo More Sorcery (Album) Impulse!, ABC Records, Impulse!, ABC Records A-9167, A/S-9167 US 1967 Sell This Version
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A. 9159 Light My Fire — Gabor Szabo Bob Thiele And His New Happy Times Orchestra / Gabor Szabo With The California Dreamers And Tom Scott & Bill Plummer Bob Thiele And His New Happy Times Orchestra / Gabor Szabo With The California Dreamers And Tom Scott & Bill Plummer - Light My Fire (Album) Impulse!, Impulse!, ABC Records, ABC Records A. 9159 France 1967 Sell This Version
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SK-3 Bacchanal — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo Bacchanal (Album) Skye Records SK-3 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SK-7 Dreams — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo Dreams (Album) Skye Records SK-7 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SK-9 1969 — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo 1969 (Album) Skye Records SK-9 US 1969 Sell This Version
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6414 500 Lena & Gabor — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo / Lena Horne Gabor Szabo / Lena Horne - Lena & Gabor (Album) Skye Records 6414 500 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
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BTS 23 Magical Connection — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo Magical Connection (Album) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records BTS 23 US 1970 Sell This Version
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BTS 28 High Contrast — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo High Contrast (Album) Blue Thumb Records BTS 28 US 1971 Sell This Version
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BLPS 19151 Small World — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo Small World (Album) Bellaphon BLPS 19151 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
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SR 3343 Mizrab — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo Mizrab (Album) CTI Records SR 3343 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
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CTC 6035 Rambler — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo Rambler (Album) CTI Records CTC 6035 US 1974 Sell This Version
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GX CL 928 Skylark — Gabor Szabo Paul Desmond Featuring Gabor Szabo Paul Desmond Featuring Gabor Szabo - Skylark (Album) CTI Records GX CL 928 Mexico 1974 Sell This Version
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BTS 6014 Gabor Szabo Live With Charles Lloyd (Featuring Spellbinder) — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo Live With Charles Lloyd Gabor Szabo Live With Charles Lloyd - Gabor Szabo Live With Charles Lloyd (Featuring Spellbinder) (Album) Blue Thumb Records BTS 6014 US 1974 Sell This Version
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SAL 704 S1 Macho — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo Macho (Album) Salvation (4) SAL 704 S1 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
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SRM-1-1091 Nightflight — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo Nightflight (Album) Mercury SRM-1-1091 US 1976 Sell This Version
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SRM-1-1141 Faces — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo Faces (Album) Mercury SRM-1-1141 US 1977 Sell This Version
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FLC 5030 Belsta River — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo Belsta River (Album) Four Leaf Clover Records FLC 5030 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
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SLPR 707 Femme Fatale — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo / Unknown Artist Gabor Szabo / Unknown Artist - Femme Fatale (Album) Pepita International, Pepita SLPR 707 Hungary 1981 Sell This Version
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MOIRAS007LP In Budapest — Gabor Szabo Gabor Szabo In Budapest (Album) Moiras Records MOIRAS007LP Hungary 2008 Sell This Version