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Gato Barbieri

Gato Barbieri
Gato Barbieri
Gato Barbieri
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA  •  Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant  •  Ongoing

Argentine saxophonist Gato Barbieri splashed into the European-American avant garde jazz scene in the mid 1960s. His sax playing is unmistakable, wild and full. He found his voice bringing the percussion and rhythms of South America into his music; while his focus was more cultural than spiritual, his association with keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith brought his music into the cauldron of musical ferment centered around Pharoah Sanders.

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. 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!

Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant Web Site

Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm & 10 pm

Contact: 510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607
Tel: (1) 510 238 92 00

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