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Sunday, April 03, 2016

RIP Gato Barbieri

Argentinian-born saxophonist Gato Barbieri died yesterday (April 2) aged 83. Not surprisingly his music originally was Latin flavoured but, after hearing Coltrane and some of the freer players such as Saunders and Ayler he moved in that direction himself. He also received a Grammy Award for his soundtrack to the film Last Tango in Paris.
Zoot, the saxophonist in The Muppet Show was said to be based on Barbieri after the character's creator sketched him playing in a New York jazz club.
Gato Barbieri will be remembered for much more than that!
Sadly missed.

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