Live At The Troubadour, Hollywood, California: early 1972
Gabor Szabo (g); Wolfgang Melz (el-b); John Dentz (d); Mailto Correa (aka Mayuto) (cga,perc).
same, add Charles Lloyd (f).
same, Tony Ortega (f,echoplex) replaces Charles Lloyd.
same, add Tommy Eyre (key). Tony Ortega out.
Features Szabo where he shined brightest -- live. Good performances of reliable staples: "People," "Stormy" and, of course, "Spellbinder." "Sombrero Sam" features a brief, welcome reunion with Charles Lloyd. Released in 1974, this exceptionally well-recorded live date was probably recorded sometime during 1972. According to bassist Wolfgang Melz, the concert featured much more of Lloyd and Szabo together than is heard here -- as suggested by the brief snippet of tenor sax caught during the fade of "Sombrero Sam." Not available on CD.