Gabor Szabo (8 March 1936 – 26 February 1982) was a Hungarian jazz guitarist, famous for mixing jazz, pop-rock and his native Hungarian music.
Szabo was born in Budapest and began playing guitar at the age of 14, inspired by jazz music on the Voice of America broadcasts. He escaped Hungary and moved to the United States in 1956, a year of attempted revolt against Soviet-dominated Communist rule, and attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston.
In 1976, he began recording even more popular-oriented fare for Mercury
Records.This album of Gabor Szabo produced the biggest hit of his career, a remake of producer Bunny Sigler's song "Keep Smilin'."