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     Gato Barbieri

Real name: Leandro J. Barbieri
Born: Nov 28, 1934 in Rosario, Argentina
Genres: Jazz
Styles: United States of America, Jazz-Pop, Latin Jazz
Instruments: Sax (Tenor)

Gato Barbieri is the second Argentinian musician to make a significant impact upon jazz - the first being Lalo Schifrin, in whose band Barbieri played as a teenager. His story has been that of an elongated zigzag odyssey between his homeland and North America. He started out playing to traditional Latin rhythms in his early years, turning his back on his heritage to explore the jazz avant-garde in the '60s, reverting to South American influences in the early '70s, playing pop and fusion in the late '70s, only to go back and forth again in the '80s. North American audiences first heard Barbieri when he was a wild bull, sporting a coarse, wailing, John Coltrane/Pharoah Sanders-influenced tone. Yet by the mid-'70s, his approach and tone began to mellow somewhat in accordance with ballads like "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" (which he always knew as the vintage bolero "Cuando Vuelva a tu Lado") and Carlos Santana's "Europa." Still, regardless of the idiom in which he works, the warm-blooded Barbieri has always been one of the most overtly emotional tenor sax soloists on records, occasionally driving the voltage ever higher with impulsive vocal cheerleading.

Though Barbieri's family included several musicians, he did not take up an instrument until the age of 12 when a hearing of Charlie Parker's "Now's the Time" encouraged him to study the clarinet. Upon moving to Buenos Aires in 1947, he continued private music lessons, picked up the alto sax, and by 1953 had become a prominent national musician through exposure in the Schifrin orchestra. Later in the '50s, Barbieri started leading his own groups, switching to tenor sax. After moving to Rome in 1962 with his Italian-born wife, he met Don Cherry in Paris the following year and, upon joining his group, became heavily absorbed in the jazz avant-garde. Barbieri also played with Mike Mantler's Jazz Composers' Orchestra in the late '60s; you can hear his fierce tone unleashed in the "Hotel Overture" of Carla Bley's epic work "Escalator Over the Hill."

Yet after the turn of the next decade, Barbieri experienced a slow change of heart and began to re-incorporate and introduce South American melodies, instruments, harmonies, textures and rhythm patterns into his music. Albums such as the live El Pampero on Flying Dutchman and the four-part Chapter series on Impulse - the latter which explored Brazilian and Afro-Cuban rhythms and textures, as well as Argentinian - brought Barbieri plenty of acclaim in the jazz world and gained him a following on American college campuses.

However, it was a commercial accident, his sensuous theme and score for the controversial film Last Tango In Paris in 1972, that made Barbieri an international star and a draw at festivals in Montreux, Newport, Bologna and other locales. A contract with A&M in the U.S. led to a series of softer pop/jazz albums in the late 1970s, including the brisk-selling Caliente! He returned to a more intense, rock-influenced, South American-grounded sound in 1981 with the live Gato...Para Los Amigos under the aegis of producer Teo Macero, before doubling back to pop/jazz on Apasionado. Yet his profile in the U.S. was diminished later in the decade in the wake of the buttoned-down neo-bop movement.

Beset by triple-bypass surgery and bereavement over the death of his wife Michelle, who was his closest musical confidant, Barbieri was inactive through much of the 1990s. But he returned to action in 1997, playing with most of his impassioned intensity, if limited in ideas, at the Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles and recording a somewhat bland album, Que Pasa, for Columbia. Che Corazon followed in 1999.

- Richard S. Ginell (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.vervemusicgroup.com/artist/default.aspx?aid=2683 About on Verve Record
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=3627 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
members.aol.com/ilebaba/adeleke/barbieri.html Personal web pages. Biography, discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gato_Barbieri About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gato_Barbieri About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Gato Barbieri - 'Apasionado' - 1982, EmArcy
 Gato Barbieri - 'Bolivia' - 1973, RCA Victor
 Gato Barbieri - 'Bolivia. Under Fire' - 2003, Bluebird, BMG
 Gato Barbieri - 'Chapter Four: Alive In New York' - 1975, Impulse!
 Gato Barbieri - 'Chapter One: Latin America' - 1973, Verve, GRP
 Gato Barbieri - 'Chapter Three: Viva Emiliano Zapata' - 1974, GRP, Impulse!
 Gato Barbieri - 'Chapter Two: Hasta Siempre' - 1973, Impulse
 Gato Barbieri - 'Che Corazon' - 1999, Columbia, Sony Music
 Gato Barbieri - 'El Pampero: Live In Montreaux, Switzerland' - 1971, RCA Victor
 Gato Barbieri - 'Fenix' - 1971, RCA Victor
 Gato Barbieri - 'Hamba Khale!' - 2002, Fuel 2000
 Gato Barbieri - 'In Search Of The Mistery' - 1967, ESP
 Gato Barbieri - 'Latino America' - 1973, Impulse!
 Gato Barbieri - 'Ruby, Ruby' - 1978, Verve
 Gato Barbieri - 'The Impulse Story' - 2006, Impulse!
 Gato Barbieri - 'The Shadow Of The Cat' - 2002, Peak
 Gato Barbieri - 'Yesterdays' - 1998, BMG
  как соисполнитель ...
 Carla Bley - 'Escalator Over The Hill' - 1971, JCOA
 Carla Bley - 'Tropic Appetites' - 1974, WATT, ECM
 Gary Burton - 'A Genuine Tong Funeral' - 1967, BMG, RCA
 Don Cherry - 'Complete Communion' - 1965, Blue Note
 Don Cherry - 'Symphony For Improvisers' - 2005, Blue Note
 Jeff Golub - 'Nightlife' - 1997, Ars Nova, Atlantic
 Charlie Haden - 'Liberation Music Orchestra' - 1970, Impulse!
 Jason Miles - 'Brazillian Nights Featuring Romero Lubambo' - 2002, Q Records
 Chico O'Farrill - 'Heart Of A Legend' - 1999, Milestone

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