Fantastic 2 CD set compiling the tracks from Gato's first two LPs for Impulse
, plus 5 previously unreleased tracks, and full length versions of tracks that were edited on the original albums. In case you don't know this stuff, it's amazing. Gato went down to Argentina to record the stuff, and it's an insane mix of nuevo tango, South American percussion, and Gato's wonderful reed work – which at this point has a hard edge with a lot of soul, and sounds a lot like Pharoah Sanders. Excellent stuff throughout, with a great booklet that tells the full story of the amazing sessions, and which really opens up the music. One of our fave reissues from Impulse
! With the tracks "India", "Gato Gato", "To Be Continued", "Encontros", and "Encuentros".
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Digipack has some edgewear.)