CHAPTER THREE: VIVA EMILANO ZAPATA is the third of the four excellent "chapters" in saxophonist and composer Gato Barbieri's four-part "Latin America" series for Impulse, and released in 1974 with the core of a band he would use for his live outing on CHAPTER FOUR: LIVE IN NEW YORK. Produced by Ed Michel, this is a large group that included bassist Ron Carter, drummer Grady Tate, percussionists Ray Mantilla, the ubiquitous--and brilliant--Portinho, Ray Armando, and Luis Mangual, guitarists George Davis and Paul Metzke, and a large horn section. The session was arranged and conducted by the legendary Chico O'Farrill. There are six tunes on the set, divided between four Barbieri originals, and two covers including the legendary "Milonga Triste," and "What a Difference a Day Makes." While the former became a staple of Barbieri's live sets, it's his own compositions that are of most interest here, such as the complex horn charts in "El Sublime," with its funky Latin backbeat and his gorgeous, impassioned, hard-edged blowing over the top.
Release Date: 14 September 2009
- 1. Milonga Triste
- 2. Lluvia Azul
- 3. El Sublime
- 4. La Padrida
- 5. Cunado Vuelva a Tu Lado (What a Difference a Day Makes)
- 6. Viva Emiliano Zapata