Sunday, June 12, 2011
GATO BARBIERI :: LATIN JAZZ FUNK
By the late 1970s Gato was recording for A&M and moved his music towards Jazz-Pop, Jazz Funk with albums like "Caliente!" (featuring his best known song, a version of Carlos Santana's "Europa") and "Tropico".
Though he continued to record and perform into the 1980s, the death of his wife Michelle led him to withdraw from the public. He returned to recording and performing in the late 1990s, playing music that would fall into the arena of smooth jazz.
GATO BARIERI - EVIL EYES 1978