Song of the Day – “Europa” – Gato Barbieri

Barbieri, a saxophonist who started in fellow Argentinian Lalo Shifrin’s band, passed away a couple of weeks ago. Even in his “smooth jazz” numbers, like this one written by Carlos Santana, he had a rougher edge than most.

The Latin influence to his jazz brought him acclaim, but not as much as his score for the movie Last Tango in Paris.

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