The Wind, the Sky and Diamonds

Gabor Szabo

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The Wind, the Sky and Diamonds Review

by Douglas Payne

Wind, Sky and Diamonds celebrates much of what was important to the guitarist -- the new world of rock music, the lure of California and the hope and inspiration of the "Summer of Love." But, at best, it's an ill-conceived jazz-rock concoction. Talent like Howard Roberts, Dennis Budimer, Herb Ellis, Mike Melvoin, Victor Feldman and Emil Richards is negligible here and subjugated to terrible vocalists, corny arrangements and occasional hints of Szabo's unique playing. Contains a stirring, heartfelt version of "Guantanamera" but little more.

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