1978 Gato Barbieri – Tropico

Tropico is an album by Gato Barbieri, released in 1978.

Leandro “Gato” Barbieri (28 November 1932 – 2 April 2016) was an Argentine jazz tenor saxophonist who rose to fame during the free jazz movement in the 1960s and is known for his Latin jazz recordings of the 1970s.


1   Poinciana (Song Of The Tree) (Buddy Bernier; Nat Simon) 07:49
2  Latin Lady (Gato Barbieri) 08:27
3  Odara (Caetano Veloso) 06:06
4  She Is Michelle (Gato Barbieri) 06:14
5  Where Is The Love (Ralph MacDonald; William Salter) 04:55
6  Evil Eyes (Gato Barbieri) 04:22
7  Bolero (Maurice Ravel) 07:22


BassEddie Watkins Jr
DrumsLeon Chancler
KeyboardsEdy Martinez
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
SaxGato Barbieri
BongosArmando Peraza
TimbalesJose Areas
PercussionBill Summers
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsLuther Waters

Other Musicians

2 Latin Lady

GuitarCarlos Santana

3 Odara

Background VocalsLani Hallo

Liner Notes

Producer – David Rubinson & Friends
Producer (Associate) – Michelle Barbieri
Arranged By – David Rubinson (Track 7)
Arranged By (Brass) – Edy Martinez
Arranged By (Orchestra) – Dale Warren
Conductor (Brass) – Edy Martinez
Conductor (Orchestra) – Dale Warren
Engineer – David Rubinson, Fred Catero
Engineer (Assistant) – Cheryl Ward, Chris Minto
Mastered By – Phil Brown

Art Direction – Roland Young
Cover – Michelle Barbieri
Design – Chuck Beeson
Photography – Bill King

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