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Leandro "Gato" Barbieri (28 November 1932 – 2 April 2016) was an Argentine jazz tenor saxophonist and composer. He became famous during the free jazz movement in the 1960s. He was known for his Latin jazz recordings of the 1970s.[1] His nickname, Gato, is Spanish for "cat".

Gato Barbieri
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Barbieri in 1970
Background information
Birth nameLeandro Barbieri
Born(1932-11-28)28 November 1932
Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Died2 April 2016(2016-04-02) (aged 83)
New York City, U.S.
GenresJazz, Latin jazz, smooth jazz
OccupationsMusician, bandleader
InstrumentsTenor saxophone
Years active1961–2016
LabelsImpulse! Records, A&M Records, Flying Dutchman Records, United Artists Records, ESP-Disk, Durium Records, Columbia Records

Barbieri died of pneumonia in New York City on 2 April 2016 at the age of 83.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ginell, Richard S. "Gato Barbieri Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  2. Keepnews, Peter (2 April 2016). "Gato Barbieri, Latin Jazz Trailblazer With a Saxophone, Is Dead at 83". The New York Times. p. A20.