Patricia Barber - Cafe Blue


Label:

Premonition

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Female Vocalists

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APRMQ 90760
UPC: 669179076010
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180 Gram Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2
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180 Gram LP  

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Stereophile Record to Die For!

"Top ten albums all time by a female jazz vocalist!" — CD Review

"(The Capitol Studios remix is) a dramatic improvement of what has long been regarded as a sonic masterpiece. It is a compelling reason to revisit this work with fresh ears." — Thomas Conrad for Jazz Times/Stereophile

Cafe Blue was recorded at Chicago Recording Company in early 1994 by recording engineer Jim Anderson. It was the first release Barber recorded for Premonition Records. Recorded in 16/48 kHz on a 32-track Otari machine, the original multitracks were then transferred and remixed in 2011 at Capitol Studios in Holywood, California. The idea was to reimagine the album, which had become one of the most widely praised jazz recordings of the 1900s, at one of the legendary recording facilities of the golden era of jazz recording, the late 1950s. Utilizing Studio B's remarkably warm Neve 808 console, which was actually the first Neve console in the U.S., and Capitol's EMT plate reverbs and live chambers, Anderson delivered a stunning reinterpretation that has become the standard versiion of this recording. The album was mastered from the original analog mixes by David Glasser of Airshow Mastering. 

Cafe Blue itself is so special that it outshines its peers. This recording of an outstanding female vocalist won more than 15 awards of best reviews from international major magazines of music institutions. But the most important aspect of this disc crystallizes in the two songs for which Barber herself has written the lyrics. The down-and-out sophistication of "What A Shame" and the self-effacing wonderment of "Too Rich For My Blood," show a serious jazz musician exploring the emotional domain normally occupied by pop and rock artists.

 



Side 1
What A Shame
Mourning Grace
A Taste of Honey

Side 2
Ode To Billy Joe
Too Rich For My Blood
Manha de Carnaval

Side 3
Inch Worm
Wood Is A Pleasant Thing To Think About
Nardis

Side 4
The Thrill is Gone
Romanesque
Yellow Car III

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