Monday, January 19, 2009

Gato Barbieri - Yesterdays


Year : 1974
Label : Flying Duchtman
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz
Style : Afro Cuban Jazz, Modal, Free Improvisations

The Sixth album for Flying Dutchman label by argentine saxophonist Leandro Barbieri, nicknamed El Gato (The Cat) and featuring Ron Carter & Bernard Purdie. He was mainly influenced by Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Albert Ayler & Pharoah Sanders and participated to the Free Jazz movement in the sixties, which contributes to do to Gato, the precursor of the fusion between Free & Latin Jazz in the seventies, when he was settled in New York. He was sideman for Lalo Schifrin in the late 1950s and for Don Cherry in the early 1960s, collaborated to the Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra, Carla Bley's Escalator Over The Hill band and composed music for Bernardo Bertolucci's film : Last Tango in Paris in 1972. Titles include Jazz standard Yesterdays composed by Jerome Kern, A John Coltrane Blues translation of his Village Blues (1959) & Cariñoso by brazilian saxophonist/arranger Pixinguinha. Produced by Bob Thiele.

Gato Barbieri_tenor saxophone
Ron Carter_electric bass,  
Paul Metzke_electric guitar
Pretty Purdie_drums, 
George Dalto_electric piano & piano,  
Babafemi_congas
Raymond Mantilla_timbales 

01. Yesterdays
02. A John Coltrane Blues
03. Marnie
04. Cariñoso
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