If you're planning to break out the hookah at your next soiree, don't do it without a little Gabor Szabo on hand. The Hungarian guitarist's droning, quasi-psychedelic brand of jazz is at its best on smoky interpretations of Burt Bacharach's "The Look of Love" and Paul Mauriat's "Love Is Blue" — two all-time bachelor pad classics — and his two Donovan covers ("Sunshine Superman," "Three King Fishers") are nicely trippy, too. Just the ticket for those more "contemplative" moments, if you catch my drift.
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