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• 180 Gram Vinyl Record
2 LP - 3 Sides 33RPM 1 Side 45RPM
Limited edition 24K Gold CD
"A singer who takes romance seriously." — New York Times
Companion is newly remastered from Premonition Records' original analog master tapes by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Includes deluxe hardcover book package with modified original artwork!
The 24K Gold CD is manufactured at the state-of-the-art facility in Memory Tech Japan, using a heavy 24K-Gold substrate for evenly reflected laser light and greater audio fidelity precision!
Companion is a June 1999 live recording from the stage of Chicago's historic Green Mill Jazz Club. Barber's Companion was a record of firsts for Barber and Premonition. First recording of Barber's legendary live show. First release under the Blue Note/Premonition joint imprint, the only such business arrangement in Blue Note's storied history. Designed as a 'companion' to Barber's previous studio recording Modern Cool, the album features several reinvented Modern Cool tracks, some of the best Barber pop covers on record and one ingenious new Barber original.
Recording engineer Jim Anderson used 32 microphones for the session, including four omni-directional mics for audience and "room" sound, which he routed through John Hardy M-1, Class A discrete microphone preamps to four linked 8-track Studer 24-bit ADAT recorders powered by noise-canceling balanced line conditioners. Anderson mixed to a Studer 2-track, half-inch analog deck with Dolby SR noise reduction.
|1. The Beat Goes On|
|2. Use Me|
|3. Like JT|
|4. Let It Rain|
|5. Touch Of Trash|
|6. If This Isn't Jazz|
|7. Black Magic Woman|