Gato Barbieri – Why Did She Choose You? (1972)

Although some of the smoky sax solos get a little uncomfortably close to 1970s fusion cliché, Gato Barbieri’s score to Bertolucci’s 1972 classic is an overall triumph. Suspenseful jazz, melancholy orchestration, and actual tangos fit the film’s air of erotic longing, melancholy despair, and doomed fate. [source] Gato Barbieri – Saxophone / Wolmer Beltrani – Accordion / Franco D’Andrea – Piano / Franco Goldani – Accordion … Continue reading Gato Barbieri – Why Did She Choose You? (1972)

Alan Shorter – Orgasm (1968)

Orgasm is the last track on the album Orgasm by Alan Shorter. Recorded and realeased on Verve Records in 1968. Alan Shorter (May 29, 1932–1987) was a free jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player, and the older brother of composer and saxophone player Wayne Shorter. In the mid-1960s Alan moved to Europe, leading his own avant-garde gigs in Geneva and Paris. His style of free jazz sometimes proved to be … Continue reading Alan Shorter – Orgasm (1968)

Gato Barbieri – Cancion del Llamero/Tango (1969)

The Third World is the initial session that mixed Gato Barbieri’s free jazz tenor playing with Latin and Brazilian influences. It’s also the album that brought Barbieri positive attention from the college crowds of the late ’60s. He would expand on this musical combination with his next few Flying Dutchman releases as well as his first recordings for the Impulse! label. The records made between … Continue reading Gato Barbieri – Cancion del Llamero/Tango (1969)