Spellbinder (album)  

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Spellbinder is an album by Hungarian guitarist Gábor Szabó featuring performances recorded in 1966 for the Impulse! label. The album contains "Gypsy Queen" which was covered together with "Black Magic Woman" by Santana on his 1970 Abraxas album.


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".

Track listing

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


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