Thursday, February 03, 2011

Gabor Szabo - High Contrast (2003)

Artist: Gabor Szabo
Title Of Album: High Contrast
Original Year: 1971
Year Of Release: 2003
Label: Blue Thumb (Mini LP, 2003)
Genre: Jazz
Bitrate: lossless 320kbps
Total Time: 40:11 min
Total Size: 282 mb/103 mb (+%rec)

1. Breezin' (Bobby Womack) 3:13
2. Amazon (Gabor Szabo) 4:58
3. Fingers (Wolfhang Melz/Gabor Szabo) 7:35
4. Azure Blue (Gabor Szabo) 4:17
5. Just A Little Communication (Bobby Womack/Gabor Szabo) 7:52
6. If You Don't Want My Love (Bobby Womack) 4:39
7. I Remember When (Bobby Womack) 7:33

- Clique Aqui:

Gabor Szabo (Electric and Acoustic Guitar)
Bobby Womack (Rhythm Electric Guitar)
Wolfgang Melz (Bass)
Jim Keltner (Drums)
Felix Falcon (Congas)
Phil Upchurch (Bass ) - 1,3,6,7
Carmelo Garcia (Percussion) - 1-3,6,7
Mark Levine (Piano) - 3

This unlikely collaboration with R&B star Bobby Womack is surprisingly successful as an instrumental smooth-jazz guitar session. Womack uncharacteristically takes no vocals, and proves himself a very competent and sympathetic rhythm guitarist. This album feature's Womack's original recording of his composition "Breezin'", which was a smash crossover hit for George Benson. Szabo interprets the melody in his staccato voice, his approach more restrained than Benson's, but captivating in it's own way. "Amazon" has a dark tropical feel. Wolfgang Melz plays solid yet interesting basslines, and his co-composition "Fingers" provides another fine vehicle for extended guitar improvisation. The finale, "I Remember When" features a well-arranged string section that serves as a fine foil for Szabo's take on the country-style melody. - J. Levinson,

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