Renowned Jazz saxophonist Gato Barbieri passes away
Renowned Latin jazz saxophonist Leandro Gato Barbieri passed away in New York, US due to pneumonia. He was 83.
He had won a Grammy Award for best instrumental composition for his music for Last Tango In Paris in 1973.
About Gato Barbieri
- Born as Leandro Barbieri on November 28, 1932 in Rosario, Argentina.
- In the 1950s he had earned the nickname Gato-the cat in Spanish in his native Argentina because of the way he scurried between clubs with his saxophone for gigs.
- He had recorded number of albums over a career spanning more than seven decades. Between 1967 and 1982, he had recorded some 35 albums.
- He had gained international prominence after playing alto saxophone in an orchestra led by Lalo Schifrin, the pianist and composer
- Awards and Honours: Barbieri had won a Latin Grammy lifetime achievement award for his career in 2015.