Bolivia/Under Fire

Bolivia/Under Fire

by Gato BarbieriGato Barbieri


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While it's true that Argentinian saxophonist Gato Barbieri is widely celebrated in jazz circles for his out recordings with Dollar Brand (now Abdullah Ibrahim) and his Impulse! Latin America series, it is Barbieri's Flying Dutchman sides, in particular the two albums featured on this excellent two-fer from BMG's Bluebird subsidiary, that tell the tale. Bolivia and Under Fire feature the talents of John Abercrombie, Airto, Stanley Clarke, Bernard Purdie, Roy Haynes, Mtume, Lonnie Liston Smith, and others in their articulation of soul-jazz, Latin and Afro-Cuban jazz, and Brazilian melodic sensibilities. Their dynamics are spacious and spacy; their lush presentations are not overly slick and are full of radical harmonic developments and an intricate interaction between front-line and percussion instruments as equals in the melodic idiom. This two-fer features beautifully remastered sound and complete liner notes with a solid essay by Donald Elfman as well as the original liners for the individual albums by Nat Hentoff and Robert Palmer. These are indispensable Latin jazz records that opened many doors. They remain vital and progressive recordings that will enlighten the cultural and musical perspectives of any open-minded listener.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2003
Label: Rca
UPC: 0828765561525
catalogNumber: 55615
Rank: 60187

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gato Barbieri   Primary Artist,Flute,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
John Abercrombie   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Lonnie Liston Smith   Piano,Electric Piano
Airto Moreira   Percussion,Drums
Stanley Clarke   Bass
Gene Golden   Conga
Roy Haynes   Drums
James Mtume   Conga
Moulay Ali Hafid   Dumbek

Technical Credits

Jorge Ben   Composer
Gato Barbieri   Composer
Atahualpa Yupanqui   Composer
Barry Feldman   Reissue Producer
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Bob Thiele   Producer,Original Album Producer
Donald Elfman   Liner Notes
K. Abe   Cover Photo
Sergio Ricardo   Composer
Michelle Barbieri   Composer
Ismael Silva   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Jesse Burden   Reissue Design

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