Bluebird, 2003, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O’s Notes: Gato has a unique signature on sax, one that is immediately recognizable. It is perfectly suited for romantic ballads. These Bluebird sessions were recorded in 1971 (Bolivia) and 1973 (Under Fire) and they showcase Barbieri in his prime. He reaches for screeching highs that build on the fiery Latin emotions of the songs. There are a total of 10 songs highlighted by “Ninos”, “Antonico” and “El Sertao”.