Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award from Latin Grammys
Released final album, New York Shadow
Won Grammy for "Last Tango in Paris" soundtrack
Debuted as bandleader and solo artist on In Search of the Mystery
Made first appearance on an album with Don Cherry's Togetherness
Popular songs include "Europa" and "Straight Into The Sunrise".
Known for such albums as "Caliente" and "Que Pasa"
He earned his enduring nickname "Gato" for his ability to move quickly and quietly between club engagements in a single night.
The Muppet character "Zoot" was modeled after Barbieri's appearance and demeanor.
Underwent triple bypass surgery two months after his wife's death in 1995.