Exotic jazz guitar mastery! Gabor Szabo's singular style and authentic sound is on full display across a set of originals and choice covers highlighted by unusual instrumentation and ingenious arrangements. From the sitar-starring adaptation of "Paint It Black" to the Latin rhythms and bossa nova beats, Szabo's savvy jazz guitar innovations shine throughout. "Gabor Szabo was one of the most original guitarists to emerge in the 1960s; mixing his Hungarian folk music heritage with a deep love of jazz and crafting a distinctive, largely self-taught sound" Doug Payne, AMG). Collected from the jazz guitar guru's mid-'60s output, this first ever reissue of The Best of Gabor Szabo exhibits his trademark transformations of fashionable hits of the time and also represents his enchanting original compositions.