IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB
1650 BROADWAY (Corner of 51st)
NEW YORK, NY 10023
IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB CELEBRATING 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY 1994-2004
10 Years Presenting the Finest in Jazz!
Nov. 11-14 GATO BARBIERI
No Third Sets!
Argentinian saxophonist Gato Barbieri (b. 1934) developed a full-throated, passionate tone combining the energy of John Coltrane's saxophone innovations and the romantic melodicisim of South American folk music. He began his career playing with Lalo Schifrin in Argentina and Brazil, then moved into the throes of commitment to the free jazz movement, joining Don Cherry's lineup for Complete Communion and swinging for the outside fence on the ESP session. He went on to experiment in a duet setting with Dollar Brand/Abdullah Ibrahim on Confluence. Barbieri then made a series of albums that explored the roots of his own musical and cultural/political history, beginning with The Third World and following with Bolivia, El Pampero and the stirring Under Fire. Gato's explorations of Tango and Jazz culminated In 1972, when his score/performance of Last Tango In Paris won him his first Grammy and was nominated for an Academy Award for best film score!
Too often, we take our heroes" for granted and forget their contributions. Fernando Gonzalez, editor of JAZZIZ, remembers in his September 2004 JAZZIZ issue
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