As a young NYU student it was hip to dig "El Gato" we had a club on west 4th st. where he played a lot. later on he found the fame he deserved & worked for. because of Gato Barbieri we leared John Coltrane, his rendition of Europa and Samba pa' ti with the fania all stars are timeless. as part of my musical heritage he'll be missed. descanza mi GATICO y mil gracias for the joy & melodies.