Gábor Szabó may not have been as much of a household name as his jazz guitar counterparts (Grant Green & Wes Montgomery), but the Hungarian guitarist was a incredibly skilled player that possessed unmatched versatility. After starting his career as a member of the ever evolving Chico Hamilton Quintet in the early 60s, Szabo turned to Indian, Latin and psychedelic rock fusion to craft his jazz recordings as band leader on the adventurous Impulse label.
However, Szabó craved more artistic freedom and along with latin vibraphonist Cal Tjader and labelmate Gary MacFarland, he co-founded Skye Records in 1969. Propelled by MacFarland’s vibrant arrangements, Gabor was able to release the album he always envisioned, a collection of originals, pop covers, and classical reinterpretations aptly titled Dreams.
To mark its 50th anniversary, The Turbans’ Miroslav Morski will be putting together a bespoke show that celebrates the unique spirit of Dreams, one of the 20th century’s most enduring cult records.