Pat LaBarbera

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Pat LaBarbera
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Background information
Birth name Pat LaBarbera
Born (1944-04-07) April 7, 1944 (age 70)
Origin Mt. Morris, New York
Genres Jazz
Occupations Musician, Educator
Instruments Tenor saxophone, Soprano saxophone, Clarinet, Flute

Pat (Pascel Emmanuel) LaBarbera (Born 7 April 1944) is an American-born Canadian jazz tenor, alto and soprano saxophonist, clarinetist, and flautist born in Mt. Morris, New York, most notable for his work as a soloist in Buddy Rich bands from 1967–1973.

He moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1974, and is a member of the faculty at Humber College. La Barbera began working with Elvin Jones in 1975, touring Europe with him in 1979. While working with Buddy Rich, Pat also was working in groups led by Woody Herman and Louie Bellson. Pat has also played with Carlos Santana. LaBarbera has played a major role in the development of a generation of Canadian saxophonists. In 2000, he won a Juno Award for Best Traditional Instrumental Jazz Album for "Deep In A Dream."

Pat is the brother of fellow musicians John LaBarbera (trumpet) and Joe LaBarbera (drums).

Discography[edit]

As a leader[edit]

  • 2004: "Crossing The Red Line" Live at the top of the Senator
  • 1975: Pass It On (PM Records)
  • 1978: The Wizard
  • 1979: The Meeting
  • 1981: Necessary Evil
  • 1987: Virgo Dance

As sideman[edit]

With Buddy Rich

  • The New One 1967
  • Mercy, Mercy 1968
  • Buddy and Soul 1969
  • Keep The Customer Satisfied 1970
  • A Different Drummer 1971
  • Stick It 1972
  • Rich In London 1972
  • Roar Of '74 1973

With Elvin Jones

With others

  • Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra 1989 (Canada)
  • Denny Christianson and Jan Jarczyk Goin' Places 2000 (Canada)
  • John LaBarbera Big Band On The Wild Side 2003 (2004 Grammy Nominee)
  • John LaBarbera Big Band Phantasm 2005

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