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Gato Barbieri
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Barbieri in 1970
Background information
Birth name Leandro Barbieri
Born (1932-11-28)28 November 1932
Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Died 2 April 2016(2016-04-02) (aged 83)
New York City, U.S.
Genres Jazz, Latin jazz, smooth jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, bandleader
Instruments Tenor saxophone
Years active 1961–2016
Labels Impulse! Records, A&M Records, Flying Dutchman Records, United Artists Records, ESP-Disk, Durium Records, Columbia Records

Leandro "Gato" Barbieri (28 November 1932 – 2 April 2016) was an Argentine jazz tenor saxophonist and composer. He became famous during the free jazz movement in the 1960s. He was known for his Latin jazz recordings of the 1970s. His nickname, Gato, is Spanish for "cat".

Barbieri died of pneumonia in New York City on 2 April 2016 at the age of 83.

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