Gato Barbieri

Leandro Barbieri

Also known as "Gato"´Barbieri, Barberi, Barbieri, C. Barbieri, Г. Барбиери, G. Barbieri, G.バルビエリ, G.Barbieri, Gato, Gato Barbier, Gato Barbieri & His Group, Gato Bardieri, L. G. Barbieri, Leandro "Gato" Barbieri, Leandro 'Gato' Barbieri, Leandro Barbieri, Leandro Gato Barbieri, Lee "Gato" Barbieri, Lee Gato Barbieri, Lenadro "Gato" Barbieri, Leonardo "Gato" Barbieri
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Discography of Gato Barbieri:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Los Blues Del Cuarto No.4 / Take The "A" Train 2 Audio 2003 Membran Music Ltd.
2 Last Tango In Paris 11 Audio 1973 United Artists Records
3 Confluence 4 Audio 1974 Freedom
4 Qué Pasa 11 Audio 1997-04-12 Columbia
5 The Legend Of Gato Barbieri 4 Audio 1973 Flying Dutchman
6 Ruby, Ruby 8 Audio 1977 A&M Records
7 Euphoria 7 Audio 1979 A&M Records
8 I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 6 4 Audio Curcio
9 Under Fire 5 Audio 1973 Flying Dutchman
10 El Gato 5 Audio 1975 Flying Dutchman
11 Obsession 3 Audio 1978 Affinity
12 In Search Of The Mystery 4 Audio 1999 Get Back
13 Togetherness 5 Audio 1974 Durium
14 The Third World 6 Audio Philips
15 Last Tango In Paris 11 Audio 1973 United Artists Records
16 Caliente! 9 Audio 1976 A&M Records
17 Chapter Three - Viva Emiliano Zapata 6 Audio 1992
18 I Want You 2 Audio 1976 A&M Records
19 Chapter One: Latin America 10 Audio 1973 Impulse!
20 Gato Barbieri & Don Cherry 5 Audio 1976 Inner City Records
21 Yesterdays 4 Audio 1974 Flying Dutchman
22 Last Tango In Paris 40 Audio 1998 Rykodisc
23 Fenix 6 Audio 2001
24 Fenix 6 Audio 1973-01-24
25 Ruby 4 Audio 1977 A&M Records
26 Fenix 6 Audio 1971 Flying Dutchman
27 Chapter Two: Hasta Siempre 6 Audio 1974
28 Last Tango In Paris 11 Audio 2001 MGM Records
29 Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) 2 Audio 1976 A&M Records
30 Under Fire 5 Audio 1973 Philips
31 Chapter Four: Alive In New York 9 Audio 1975 Impulse!
32 Ruby, Ruby 8 Audio 1977 A&M Records
33 Last Tango In Paris 11 Audio 1973 United Artists Records
34 Poinciana (Song Of The Tree) 2 Audio 1978 A&M Records
35 Togetherness 5 Audio Free Bird
36 Euphoria 7 Audio 1979 A&M Records
37 Under Fire 5 Audio 1973 RCA Victor
38 Confluence 4 Audio 1975
39 Desbandes 3 Audio 1975 RCA
40 The Impulse Story 10 Audio 2006 Impulse!
41 Bahia 6 Audio 1982 Fania Records
42 Gato 6 Audio 1991 Third
43 Passion And Fire 8 Audio 1984 A&M Records
44 Apasionado 7 Audio 1985 Doctor Jazz Records
45 Tropico 7 Audio 1978 A&M Records
46 Tropico 7 Audio 1978 A&M Records
47 Bolivia 5 Audio 1994
48 In Search Of The Mystery 4 Audio Happy Bird
49 Hamba Khale 4 Audio 1979 Affinity
50 Caliente! 9 Audio 1976 A&M Records


Leandro Barbieri (born on November 28, 1934 in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina) better known as El Gato Barbieri (Spanish for "[i]Barbieri the Cat[/i]") is an Argentine jazz tenor saxophonist and composer who rose to fame during the free jazz movement in the 1960s and his latin jazz recordings in the 1970s. Born to a family of musicians, Barbieri began playing music after hearing [a=Charlie Parker]'s "Now's the Time." He played the clarinet, then switched to the alto saxophone while teaming with pianist/bandleader [a=Lalo Schifrin] in the late 1950s. By the early 1960s, he played tenor saxophone alongside trumpeter [a=Don Cherry] while living in Rome. Influenced by [a=John Coltrane]'s late recordings as well as those from saxophonists [a=Albert Ayler] and [a=Pharoah Sanders], Barbieri developed his trademark warm and gritty sound. In the late 1960s he was fusing the native music from South America into his playing. His music score for Bernardo Bertolucci's film [b]Last Tango in Paris[/b] earned him a Grammy Award.

By the late 1970s he was recording for A&M and moved his music towards jazz-pop with albums like "Caliente!" (featuring his best known song, a version of [a=Carlos Santana]'s "Europa").

Though he continued to record and perform into the 1980s, the death of his wife Michelle led him to withdraw from the public. He returned to recording and performing in the late 1990s, playing music that would fall into the arena of smooth jazz.


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