Patricia Barber - Clique





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"The harmonic language of jazz, as well as that of The Great American Songbook, is certainly rich — look how much has come out of it — but it's circumscribed. I started wanting to hear something else." — Patricia Barber

Patricia Barber, the performer known for boldly blurring the lines between poetry, jazz, and art song, has announced the forthcoming release of a new all-standards album Clique, due out August 6th in breathtaking hi-fi. The long-awaited successor to Nightclub, her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite first all standards album, Clique features a tracklist of tunes that Barber has frequently performed as encores throughout her illustrious career, including classics by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stevie Wonder, Lee Hazlewood, Lerner & Loewe, Thelonious Monk and more.

After growing an international cult following, earning the first-ever Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to a non-classical songwriter, and becoming an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Patricia Barber is back with a "silk, velvet, languid, warm" journey through music history as she "respects traditions, bends them to make her own points, and freshens them into something new," as noted in the album liner notes by NPR's Susan Stamberg.

These are relaxed, communal sessions. Her long-time core duo of bassist Patrick Mulcahy and drummer Jon Deitemyer ride up and down, in and out of Barber's complex, sensitive playing and reflective singing. The support of her long-term players, along with guitarist Neal Alger and saxophonist Jim Gailoretto allow her to shine brightly while digging out striking moments for their own unique contributions. The chemistry is palpable, all-encompassing. This group's long-developed synergy-painstakingly curated by these musicians for years-provides both a metaphor and the perfect title for her new album.

Recorded by Grammy-winning engineer, Jim Anderson in DXD ultra-high resolution (32bit/ 352.8 kHz), mixed by Anderson at Skywalker Sound, and mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk.
Technical Producer Ulrike Schwarz, Anderson Audio New York
Recorded using Merging+Clock U Technologies & Music Chords Power Distribution
MQA CD and SACD pressed at Sonopress in Germany.
SACD and Digital Downloads feature full resolution 5.1 surround and stereo mixes.
Strikingly designed packaging with never-before-seen photos and engaging essays by Jazz Times' Thomas Conrad, former NPR correspondent Susan Stamberg, Grammy-winning engineer — Jim Anderson, and Patricia Barber.

1. This Town
2. Trouble Is A Man
3. Mashup
4. Samba de Una Nota Só (One Note Samba)
5. I Could Have Danced All Night
6. The In Crowd
7. Shall We Dance?
8. Straight No Chaser
9. All In Love Is Fair

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Back on Her Form

posted on 01/12/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: CliffC
This is the Jazz the Ms Barber shines on. More like Modern Cool than Cafe Blue. Far more listenable than Higher for jazz enthusiasts. Especially good recording and mastering with wonderful detail and sound stage yet with plenty of warmth. Thanks Impex Records for this sublime production.

Not as good to these ears as Cafe Blue or Modern Cool

posted on 10/05/2021
3 Stars
Reviewer: Jimmy James
Just doesnt have the depth or soul of the others. I dont think the recording is as good. Enjoying Eden Atwood WAVES more and I bought them at the same time. I like Eden's vocals in the center channel. The sound on WAVES is just spectacular.

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