Song of the Day – “Europa” – Gato Barbieri
April 24, 2016 Leave a comment
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.