New Barr Brothers



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Re: New Barr Brothers

Postby Kevin_Kjr » Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:42 pm

johnhk4 wrote:I do wonder if those B-sides are going to be in part owned / royalties given to Andres and if that has anything to do with not releasing them. Andres departure from the band was always pretty unclear to me. I really loved his talents but I guess things weren't working out.


that's a good point that I never thought about, what about Sara Page as well? Both of their departures kinda seemed all of a sudden.
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Re: New Barr Brothers

Postby mwred » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:43 am

I have also wondered about Andres' departure. It seems meaningful that he doesn't mention the Barrs among his past affiliations on his site, and they didn't come up in a recent interview I heard. Part of that may be that he's leaned way into his jazz identity but seems possible there's more to that story. Life is complicated.
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Re: New Barr Brothers

Postby lucasdavidsamuels » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:08 pm

If I remember correctly, Andres was a jazz pianist first and foremost, and in the Barrs he was largely handling bass duty. Occasionally pump organ. I always found it a bit puzzling that he's used a Squier bass...

I would guess that Andres wanted to focus energy on piano and that instrument has always been more present on album recordings (and not heavily featured) over their live shows.

I believe he now is just doing the jazz piano thing in MTL.
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Re: New Barr Brothers

Postby mwred » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:45 am

Yes, that's my understanding. His latest records have some very heavy hitters from the NYC jazz scene playing on them. This is a reminder to me to add these records back to my to-listen list. https://andresvial.bandcamp.com.
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