David Barber

Passionately (Independently released)

David Barber is a multi faceted vocalist, instrumentalist, composer, and poet based in Portland Oregon. This album focuses on his work as a hip hop vocalist. As a rapper, David’s phrasing, expressionism, theatrics, and ability to interact musically with an ensemble have lead him to be highly regarded in the Portland jazz scene.
David’s musical journey has been fueled by an utterly unique blend of influences ranging from soundscapes in the vein of Ornette Coleman, Erykah Badu, Ambrose Akinmusire, Common, and countless more.

“The first time I heard you rap, I literally cried.” – Luis Ocasio, KMHD Portland Jazz Radio

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David Barber - Composition and vocals, every song
Nicole McCabe - Alto
Farnell Newton - Trumpet
Charlie Brown III - Keys
Todd Marston - Keys
Cory Limuaco - Drums
Lee Hauser - Drums
Cary Miga - Bass
Patrick Golichnick - Bass
Blu - Vocals
Danielle Barker - Vocals
Maeve Dahlen - Vocals
Emily Haswell - Vocals
Quinn Walker - Trumpet
Chang Park - Trumpet

Track Listing

  1. The Woodstock Intro
  2. Earth Garden
  3. Some Dream
  4. New Shoes
  5. Passionately
  6. Cigarette
  7. The Face of a Flower
  8. Soulful
  9. Meditation

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