20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Gato Barbieri

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This volume in the budget 20th Century Masters series focuses on Gato Barbieri's tenure with A&M -- despite the fact that he recorded for other labels owned by the Universal conglomerate, like Impulse!, where his truly seminal albums were recorded. The A&M recordings signified a complete change in direction for the Argentinean saxophonist, from iconic folk-influenced Latin and free jazz to a more marketable "smooth jazz", which Barbieri -- to his credit or consternation depending on your point of view -- helped to create. The three albums represented here were all hits: Caliente! 1976, Ruby, Ruby 1977, and Tropico 1978.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This volume in the budget 20th Century Masters series focuses on Gato Barbieri's tenure with A&M -- despite the fact that he recorded for other labels owned by the Universal conglomerate, like Impulse!, where his truly seminal albums were recorded. The A&M recordings signified a complete change in direction for the Argentinean saxophonist, from iconic folk-influenced Latin and free jazz to a more marketable "smooth jazz", which Barbieri -- to his credit or consternation depending on your point of view -- helped to create. The three albums represented here were all hits: Caliente! 1976, Ruby, Ruby 1977, and Tropico 1978.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 602498631980
  • Catalog Number: 000309802
  • Sales rank: 11,783

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ngiculela-Es Una Historia-I Am Singing (5:45)
  2. 2 Europa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile) (4:19)
  3. 3 Sunride (5:52)
  4. 4 I Want You (6:00)
  5. 5 Poinciana (7:50)
  6. 6 Fiesta (5:06)
  7. 7 She Is Michelle (6:15)
  8. 8 Behind the Rain (5:37)
  9. 9 Ruby (6:30)
  10. 10 Latin Lady (8:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gato Barbieri Primary Artist, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Mtume Percussion
Joe Beck Guitar
Jon Faddis Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Don Grolnick Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Tom "Bones" Malone French Horn
Lew Soloff Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Marvin Stamm Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Armando Peraza Percussion
Lenny White Drums
Bill Summers Percussion, Conga
José Chepitó Areas Timbales
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Wayne Andre Trombone
Joe Caro Guitar
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
Jay Chattaway Conductor
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Paul Faulise Trombone
Steve Gadd Drums
Eric Gale Guitar
John Gale French Horn
Gary King Bass, Bass Guitar
Angel "Cachete" Maldonado Percussion
Greg Poree Guitar
Lee Ritenour Guitar
David Spinozza Guitar
Ian Underwood Synthesizer
Eddie Watkins Bass
Melvin Watson Guitar
Carlos Santana Guitar
Eddy Martinez Keyboards
Peter Gordon French Horn
David Earl Taylor Trombone
Bernard Perdie Drums
John Barnes Keyboards
Technical Credits
Herb Alpert Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Gato Barbieri Arranger, Composer
Tom Coster Composer
David Nadien String Contractor
Jay Chattaway Arranger, Orchestration, Orchestral Arrangements
Andy McKaie Executive Producer
Mitchell Parish Composer
David Rubinson Producer, Audio Production
Stevie Wonder Composer
Leon Ware Composer
A. Scott Galloway Liner Notes
Carlos Santana Composer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Nat Simon Composer
Heinz Roemheld Composer
Arthur Ross Composer
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Buddy Bernier Composer
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