The debut album from Gabriel is somewhat in acknowledgement of the great legacy that has been passed on by his father and pays tribute to it, hence the name: "Song For My Father".
The CD includes standards such as the title track, In A Mellotone, Mood Indigo, Cherokee, Out Of Nowhere, Bye Bye Blues and others alongside some original swingers..
Martin Hathaway - Alto/Clarinet
Jon Stokes - Trombone
Martin Kolarides - Guitar
Peter James - Piano
Joe Pettitt - Bass
Patrick Davey - Drums
and of course Gabriel on Trumpet and Flugelhorn.
"This is music of genuine vigour, bustling creativity and broad-minded provenance. It's also brilliantly executed and very satisfying indeed. Would father have approved? For sure." - Peter Vacher, December 2012. Peter Vacher is the author of 'Mixed Messages: American Jazz Stories'
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