Gato Barbieri

Real Name:
Leandro Jose Barbieri
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Leandro Barbieri, better known as El Gato Barbieri (Spanish for "Barbieri The Cat") was an Argentine jazz tenor saxophonist and composer.
Born: November 28, 1932 in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina.
Died: April 2, 2016 in New York, NY, USA.

Barbieri 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 Charlie Parker's "Now's the Time". He played the clarinet, then switched to the alto saxophone while teaming with pianist/bandleader Lalo Schifrin in the late 1950s. By the early 1960s, he played tenor saxophone alongside trumpeter Don Cherry while living in Rome.

Influenced by John Coltrane's late recordings as well as those from saxophonists Albert Ayler and 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 "Ultimo Tango A Parigi (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) " (1973) 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 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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DIS LD 15047, LD 15047 Jazz Argentino — Gato Barbieri Albertino Corvini, Horacio Borraro*, Cap. Tom Kirk*, Leandro Barbieri*, Jose Wisemberg*, Horacio Malvicino, Jorge Lopez Ruiz*, Pichi Mazzei Albertino Corvini, Horacio Borraro*, Cap. Tom Kirk*, Leandro Barbieri*, Jose Wisemberg*, Horacio Malvicino, Jorge Lopez Ruiz*, Pichi Mazzei - Jazz Argentino (Album) Disc Jockey, Disc Jockey DIS LD 15047, LD 15047 Argentina 1960 Sell This Version
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MN 004 Hamba Khale! — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri / Dollar Brand Gato Barbieri / Dollar Brand - Hamba Khale! (Album) Togetherness MN 004 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
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FDS-117 The Third World — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri The Third World (Album) Flying Dutchman FDS-117 US 1970 Sell This Version
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FD 10144 Fenix — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri Fenix (Album) Flying Dutchman FD 10144 US 1971 Sell This Version
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FD 10151 El Pampero — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri El Pampero (Album) Flying Dutchman FD 10151 US 1972 Sell This Version
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3C 054-82897 Ultimo Tango A Parigi (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)  — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri Ultimo Tango A Parigi (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (Album, Comp) United Artists Records 3C 054-82897 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
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MV 2073 Orgasm — Gato Barbieri Alan Shorter Featuring Gato Barbieri Alan Shorter Featuring Gato Barbieri - Orgasm (Album) Verve Records MV 2073 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
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FD 10158 Bolivia — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri Bolivia (Album) Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman FD 10158 US 1973 Sell This Version
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SMAS-95569 Chapter One: Latin America — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri Chapter One: Latin America (Album) Impulse!, ABC Records SMAS-95569 US 1973 Sell This Version
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6369 419 Under Fire — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri Under Fire (Album) Flying Dutchman, Flying Dutchman 6369 419 UK & Europe 1973 Sell This Version
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BL 7068 J Togetherness — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri / Don Cherry Gato Barbieri / Don Cherry - Togetherness (Album) Durium BL 7068 J Italy 1974 Sell This Version
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BDL1-0550 Yesterdays — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri Yesterdays (Album) Flying Dutchman BDL1-0550 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
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8133, AS-9263 Chapter Two: Hasta Siempre — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri Chapter Two: Hasta Siempre (Album) Impulse!, ABC Records 8133, AS-9263 Argentina 1974 Sell This Version
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3C 064-96047 Chapter Three: Viva Emiliano Zapata — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri Chapter Three: Viva Emiliano Zapata (Album) ABC Impulse! 3C 064-96047 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
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ESP 1049 In Search Of The Mystery — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri In Search Of The Mystery (Album) ESP Disk ESP 1049 US 1974 Sell This Version
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Stereo 63 69 420 Swiss Suite featuring Oliver nelson, Gato Barbieri & Eddie Oliver Nelson, Gato Barbieri, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Oliver Nelson, Gato Barbieri, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - Swiss Suite featuring Oliver nelson, Gato Barbieri & Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson(LP, Album) Philips Stereo 63 69 420 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
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BDL1-1147 El Gato — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri El Gato (Album, Comp) Flying Dutchman BDL1-1147 US 1975 Sell This Version
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TPL1 1149 Desbandes — Gato Barbieri Luis Bacalov / Gato Barbieri Luis Bacalov / Gato Barbieri - Desbandes RCA TPL1 1149 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
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IMJ-80044 Chapter Four: Alive In New York — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri Chapter Four: Alive In New York (Album) ABC Impulse! IMJ-80044 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
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SP-4597 Caliente! — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri Caliente! (Album) A&M Records SP-4597 US 1976 Sell This Version
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OX/3003 Live In Buenos Ayres, 1971 — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri & His Group* Live In Buenos Ayres, 1971(LP, Album) Oxford OX/3003 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
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SP-4655 Ruby, Ruby — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri Ruby, Ruby (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-4655 US 1977 Sell This Version
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AFF 12 Obsession — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri Obsession (Album) Affinity AFF 12 UK 1978 Sell This Version
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CS-4710 Tropico — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri Tropico (Album) A&M Records CS-4710 US 1978 Sell This Version
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AMP-6063 Euphoria — Gato Barbieri Gato Barbieri Euphoria (Album) A&M Records AMP-6063 Japan 1979 Sell This Version