Spellbinder (album)

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Spellbinder
Studio album by Gábor Szabó
Released 1966
Recorded May 6, 1966
Genre Jazz
Length 36:59
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
Gábor Szabó chronology
Gypsy '66
(1966)
Spellbinder
(1966)
Simpático
(1966)

Spellbinder is an album by Hungarian guitarist Gábor Szabó featuring performances recorded in 1966 for the Impulse! label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Szabo's read on jazz in the '60s was brilliant. He embodied all of its most popular aspirations with a genuine spirit of innovation and adventure. Spellbinder is a masterpiece".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gábor Szabó except as indicated
  1. "Spellbinder" - 5:30
  2. "Witchcraft" (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) - 4:39
  3. "It Was a Very Good Year" (Ervin Drake) - 2:47
  4. "Gypsy Queen" - 5:13
  5. "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" (Sonny Bono) - 2:28
  6. "Cheetah" - 4:10
  7. "My Foolish Heart" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 5:28
  8. "Yearning" - 2:59
  9. "Autumn Leaves/Speak to Me of Love" (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer/Jean Lenoir) - 3:35
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on May 6, 1966

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed March 31, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed March 31, 2011