Gato Barbieri

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

Gato Barbieri
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
GenresJazz, avant-garde jazz, free jazz, Latin jazz, smooth jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, bandleader
InstrumentsTenor saxophone
Years active1961–2016
LabelsImpulse!, A&M, Flying Dutchman, United Artists, ESP-Disk, Durium, Columbia