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. His nickname, Gato, is Spanish for "cat".
Barbieri in 1970
|Birth name||Leandro Barbieri|
|Born||28 November 1932|
Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
|Died||2 April 2016 (aged 83)|
New York City, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, Latin jazz, smooth jazz|
|Labels||Impulse! Records, A&M Records, Flying Dutchman Records, United Artists Records, ESP-Disk, Durium Records, Columbia Records|
- Ginell, Richard S. "Gato Barbieri Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
- Keepnews, Peter (2 April 2016). "Gato Barbieri, Latin Jazz Trailblazer With a Saxophone, Is Dead at 83". The New York Times. p. A20.