His Great Hits (1971)
Gabor Szabo

  1. Sophisticated Wheels
  2. Simpatico 
  3. My Foolish Heart 
  4. Twelve-Thirty
  5. Krishna 
  6. Mountain Heir 
  7. Gypsy ’66 (a.k.a. Lady Gabor) 
  8. Evil Eye 
  9. If I Fell 
  10. Spring Song 
  11. Lady Gabor (edit)
  12. People 
  13. Search For Nirvana
  14. White Rabbit
  15. El Toro 
  16. Yearning 
  17. Space 
  18. Spellbinder (edit)

1 originally on Light My Fire
2 and 10 originally on Simpatico
3 and 16 originally on Spellbinder
4 and 14 originally on Wind Sky And Diamonds
5 and 13 originally on Jazz Raga
6 originally on Profiles
7 and 9 originally on Gypsy ‘66
8 originally on The Further Adventures Of El Chico
11 and 15 originally on Passin’ Thru
12 and 18 originally on More Sorcery
17 originally on The Sorcerer

Compiled by Ed Michel
Notes by Jack Tracy

1 to 18 issued on LP in 1971 as Impulse AS-9204-2 and reissued on LP in 1983 as MCA 2-4155

Interesting comments about this release by Richard B. Kamins in the October 1983 issue of Cadence magazine – and reprinted in edited form in the first edition of the All Music Guide to Jazz (2002, All Media Guide):

Gabor Szabo: His Great Hits is a compilation of tracks that the late guitarist Szabo recorded over a 3-year period (1965-67) plus a pair of tracks from his earlier association with drummer Chico Hamilton’s group. The 18 cuts literally range from the sublime to the ridiculous. On one hand, you have the Hamilton cuts which are long improvisational romps — on the other, you have these fluffy little “pop” tunes (“Twelve-Thirty” and “White Rabbit”) replete with electric sitars and singers. Several of Gary McFarland’s arrangements bury the poor guitarist under a landslide of horns and rhythm instruments. Still, Szabo’s tone is unabrasive and many of his riffs have a nice fluid motion. Granted, this stuff may have sounded “exploratory” or “Fusionistic” 17 years ago, but now it sounds like background music. There are a great number of notables on these 4 sides — Charles Lloyd, Tom Scott, Richard Davis, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Emil Richards, Ron Carter, Willie Bobo, and more, all these talented people squandered on the limp material.