Sunday, January 1, 2017

AUSTRIA: Hermann Szobel-Szobel (2017)

Previously unavailable on CD, Hermann Szobel s Szobel was originally released in 1976. Over the years it has developed a cult following. Szobel was a 17 year virtuoso pianist who arrived from Austria with aspirations to become a star in the world of jazz. He also happened to be the nephew of rock impresario Bill Graham. Szobel was highly influenced by Martial Solal and Frank Zappa. His compositions were rooted in jazz and rock. After recording this one album he disappeared from the music world. The CD features audiophile mastering by Bob Katz and liner notes by bassist Michael Visceglia.