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  • Audio CD (15 Sept. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Sony Music Jazz
  • ASIN: B0000AK0DA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 248,646 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eric Pieters on 14 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I learned of Gabor Szabo via the Gilles Peterson show on BBC Radio1. In between the new releases, the Szabo track he played was a remarkable and exciting number. This record confirms this. Szabo plays in a funky style and the band (especially the percussion) is outstanding.
You will feel that the recording is made during the seventies, but this doesn't mean that it is old fashioned in some way. It has more melody lines than most new albums, and this guy can really play his guitar!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Feb. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I was delighted by this album. I'd never even heard of this guy before, but on hearing this I will certainly remember him. His guitar style reminds me of George Benson, but less 'smooth' - which some may prefer. there's also a lot of funky stuff on this album. Great band too. Well worth checking out, as it is not expensive.
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By Dr. J. Balogh on 11 Dec. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Absolutely super
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A great album to start with Szabo 9 Jan. 2008
By Kovács András - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Gabor Szabo on his top, very melodic, inventive and exciting. His earlier, for me somehow too soft, sometimes half-baked and pointless solos are gone, and every time they have a clear concept with clear tones, while he succesfully kept his unique style and sound. The CTI concept works great on this album, the musicians interacts with each other in a beautiful way. The band isn't just an escort for Szabo, they play full role with equal elogance, inspiration and beauty as Szabo, they communicate with each other with many many little nuances that make it really excitilng and lively. Mostly I found CTI records a bit boring, but not this time! (Even though, except Macho, the other songs have a more relaxed atmosphere.)
The song, Macho, a Szabo original, had a long way to get it's perfect form in the bonus track, alternate version. It always knocks me out like Santana/McLaughlin's Flame Sky, just in a jazzy way. I love that stuff! Originally it was on the live '66 The Sorcerer(CD) album (More Sorcery on LP), with the title Los Matadoros, then on the 68' Bacchanal album (title track). Seven years has passed again and it become a true gem on Macho! If you like Szabo it's interesting to compare these different versions!
Recording and remastering quality is absolute top, I use it to demo high-end components, especially with the alternate version of Macho (almost 12 minutes!), which is such a beautiful headshot, a whale of timbres, dynamics, soundstage magic (and of course music!) with a much better final crescendo than the shorter album version.
Other songs are also topknot, not lesser than Macho, I love each one of them, no weak point on the whole album.
If you want to hear more of Szabo's gently, laid back playing, take a look at Paul Desmond's magical Skylark album, where he played the guitar solos. I heartly recommend, one of the most beautiful music I ever heard, full of love and joy, really!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
funky 6 Sept. 2011
By Grant Green - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Louis johnson on bass......from the 70's funk outfit 'the brothers johnson'...he also played on 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson.
This album is very nice.
1975 production.

I have found it on vinyl (japanese export found in Australia) two weeks ago and really impressed with it.
Gabor Szabo is an under-rated guitarist and most of his albums are really good.
I have in my collection;

i think spellbinder will remain my favourite, for the heavy percussion platform that Gabor is free to solo is a cracking album.
bacchanal and the scorcerer are also very good, almost a 'jazz idiom', with a twist of hungarian folk n blues.

I love the way he doesnt have too many horns on his albums....he usually has a nice drum and bass platform
and expresses himself on top of that in a really unique tone and style.

MACHO, this album...its one for the crew who are into FUNK,.
all i can say is that i really enjoy it.
great musicians.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding 3 Dec. 2013
By Harald - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I bought 30 years one record of Gabor Szabo (Nightflight - which I still own) and I like two songs on it (Keep Smiling is naturally one of those). But Nightflight didn't really ignite a higher level of interest into his music. Recently I started to discover his other music. I have to confess that Gabor Szabo is for me THE discovery of 2013. Alone the title song Macho from this CD is already worth the purchase. The songs on Macho are a bit funkier than his older stuff but most songs have still his typical trippy and psychedelic "handwriting". Jazz Rock and Funk lovers will clearly prefer Macho over any other Gabor CD CD. Not only his compositions or arrangements are quiet magic here, also the perfection how he makes always different guest players blending in is absolutely outstanding. His band plays on Macho just a perfect Jazz and Funk fusion which sounds even after nearly 40 years still fresh and modern because it can't be done better. Sad story that he died so early and that he isn't better known and more acknowledged for his contribution to Fusion Jazz. Gabor Szabo is my favorite Jazz musician and Macho my favorite Fusion Jazz song (especially the 11 minutes long quite trippy alternate version).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
solid, silky set 6 Sept. 2012
By Donald E. Gilliland - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Although this didn't knock me out quite as much as his classic "The Sorcerer" album, this CD is still a great listen. There is also less emphasis on Szabo's stellar guitar playing and more of a cooperative band approach to the compositions on this album. And that's not a bad thing, especially considering the talent on offer here: Eric Gale on rhythm guitar, Bob James (who also produced this album for CTI) on piano, Louis Johnson (yes, one of the Brothers Johnson) on bass, Harvey Mason on drums, Tom Scott on sax, Jon Faddis on trumpet, and a percussion duo of Ralph MacDonald and Idris Muhammad. Can you say: Jamming! Yes, this album works the rhythms and grooves, but Gabor and crew also handle the downtempo stuff with grace and precision. I love, for example, their take on Phoebe Snow's "Poetry Man." Marvelous stuff.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A solid album by a great jazz guitarist 21 July 2010
By New England Pat - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This CD of Gabor Szabo's 1975 vinyl album has beautiful music by the artist who displays his magic on every track throughout the recording. The highlights are "Time", a dreamy, romantic composition and "Macho", an exciting Spanish-flavored uptempo number. The album didn't make a whole lot of noise when it was released in 1975 but is certainly one of the best jazz recordings of that time. The disc has two bonus tracks, including a 12 minute reprise of the title song which sounds even better than the original release on the vinyl album.
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