The “junior” in Martin Gabriel, Jr. obviously signifies he descended from another Martin Gabriel, in cases like this the scion of a significant New Orleans musical family members. As is regular in these family members names such as for example Marsalis, Celestin, Barbarin among others, kids began playing equipment and then executing at precocious age range, frequently in family members bands. The initial Country wide Orchestra of New Orleans, around between 1913 and 1932, was led by Martin Manuel Gabriel, Sr., who also performed cornet. Martin Gabriel, Jr., a fantastic clarinetist, was among a horde of Gabriel children within this group. The family members also played jointly in a smaller sized band where nonfamily members didn’t take part. Of the various other performing family, most of whom had been mixed up in Country wide Orchestra, bassist Percy Gabriel is approximately the very best known. He journeyed all over, creating musical bases in lots of major towns besides New Orleans. After he produced his final proceed to Detroit in the ’50s, clarinetist Gabriel, Jr. became a member of him there as well as the brothers co-led a normal jazz music group that worked frequently through the ’70s. Properly plenty of, the group was known as Gabriel’s New Orleans Jazz Music group. Other family members giggers consist of uncle Albert “Dude” Gabriel, also a clarinetist as well as the father’s old brother by twelve months. The younger era also included Manny Gabriel on both drums and clarinet, Alberta Gabriel on piano, and Clarence Gabriel doubling piano and banjo. Martin Gabriel, Jr. in addition has worked like a soloist with many European groups involved with this genre of jazz, notably in Scandinavia.