Gavin Barras

ASC CD169 The Family Tree (£10)

The Family Tree CD

The Family Tree – both literal and also ‘musical’ family


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Gavin Barras - Double Bass / Acoustic Guitar | Jeff Guntren - Tenor Saxophone | Jim Faulkner - Guitar | Dave Walsh - Drums

"A varied and well crafted and programmed set of original compositions. “The Family Tree” is an album that deserves to introduce the writing and playing of Gavin Barras to a wider circle of listeners." The Jazz Mann

Recorded at 80 Hertz Studios in Manchester, the record features ten new compositions, all written since Gavin became a father for the first time in June 2016. This new album features the double bass Gavin's father built for him over a 15 year period. It is a fantastic instrument which sounds even better than it looks! On two short interlude tracks Gavin plays a steel string acoustic guitar also built by his father back in 1967.