Jazz Legend Gato Barbieri Brings Signature Sound to Concert Stage
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The last date listed for Gato Barbieri was Friday August 24, 2012 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Howard Theatre
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You need to arrive early!!!! We decided to go home after work - WRONG MOVE - go directly to the Howard to stake out a table. They have a menu that we couldn't try because we didn't have a table. I don't know if the food tastes great but it looked delicious! You can eat and drink while you wait for the show to begin.R&B Group Mint Condition info • Nov 13 2014 star this tip starred
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It was an honor to hear Gato Barbieri. He plays the sax naturally, expressively, as though an extension of himself and his emotions. Well worth the price of admission and more. The opening act was interesting--Natalia Clavier, a singer and...continued
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Watch Gato Barbieri team up with Santana for their hit “Europa.”
Beginning professionally as a teenager playing alto sax in several different Buenos Aires clubs, Barbieri’s five decade career has covered virtually the entire jazz landscape, from free jazz (with trumpeter Don Cherry in the mid-60s) and avante garde to film scoring and his ultimate embrace of Latin music throughout the 70s and 80s. He began playing tenor with his own band in the late 50s and moved to Rome with his Italian born first wife Michelle in 1962, where he began collaborating with Cherry.
The two recorded two albums for Blue Note, Complete Communion and Symphony For Improvisors, which are considered classics of free group improvisations. Barbieri launched his career as a leader with the Latin flavored The Third World in 1969, and later parlayed his Last Tango success into a career as a film composer, scoring a dozen international films over the years in Europe, South America and the United States.