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Nimble and fearless, sax man ‘Gato’ Barbieri plays on

Pick representative albums from either end of Leandro “Gato” Barbieri’s sprawling career, and they may seem at first to be scarcely acquainted, much less blood relations.

But amid the wildly evolving styles of his different bands, the connective tissue has been the tenor saxophonist’s distinctive sound — marked by insistent phrasing and a robust tone, one that hints at layers of scar tissue hidden beneath a passionate, even amorous, surface.

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