Hungarian guitar player Sándor Szabó and his Belgian colleague Gilbert Isbin recently teamed up for a concert tour, performing in four Hungarian towns. Backed by tabla player Balázs Major, the two guitarists played a mixture of Indian, far-Eastern and European music. Their concerts were warmly received by the public. Sándor Szabó presented his new home-made “guitarvina”, a 16-stringed instrument combining features of the guitar and sitar.
The trio’s first album will be soon released in Holland.
(Jazz Forum, 1988/2)