Patricia Barber Higher Hybrid Multi-Channel & Stereo SACD
Patricia Barber Higher Hybrid Multi-Channel & Stereo SACD Patricia Barber Higher Hybrid Multi-Channel & Stereo SACD
Genre: Jazz
Label: Impex
Additional Artists: Katherine Werbiansky

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Patricia Barber Higher Hybrid Multi-Channel & Stereo SACD

Patricia Barber

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SKU:
IMXSAM8322
UPC:
856276002411

The First-Ever 5.1/2.0 SACD/Hybrid Release From Impex Records!
Stereo & Surround Mixed at Skywalker Sound!
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering!
Deluxe Package Feat. Art & Photos Unique to the SACD + A New Note From Patricia Barber!

This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

In our first full collaboration with jazz royalty Patricia Barber, Impex Records is thrilled to announce our premier multichannel audio SACD/Hybrid disc of her elegant new album Higher. Recorded and mixed by long-time collaborator Jim Anderson, this spectacular set contains a unique eight jazz-interpreted art-song cycle that explore the mysteries that bind and illuminate us. Barber says of her six year creation of Higher, "I feel very much that this album is a manifestation of my hard-won harmonic evolution." She continues her blending of classical and modern idioms, both musical and lyrical, into a hybrid that plays to the best of both: classically-oriented with room to improvise and expand.

The Impex Records exclusive SACD version contains four additional tracks: jazz standards "Early Autumn", "Secret Love" and "In Your Own Sweet Way", along with an expanded version of "The Opera Song" featuring lyric soprano Katherine Werbiansky. Both 5.1 and 2.0 SACD layers were transferred directly to DSD from original DXD (352.8kHz / 32 bit) files for astonishing reproduction of every living note and subtle expression in this truly seminal work by one of America's finest jazz auteurs.

Higher bears the earmarks of an audiophile classic: music of substance in excellent sound...
-Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile Magazine Recording Of The Month
Few performers in or out of jazz are as consistently brilliant as Patricia Barber. ...Brainy. Beautiful.
-Jazz Times
It's about love for music, and love as music.
-Tyran Grillo, All About Jazz
If you appreciate jazz vocal artistry in the highest possible sound quality, Patricia Barber's Higher belongs in your collection.
-Mark Werlin, NATIVEDSD.com
...from a textual and musical point of view, Higher is a poetic gem that far surpasses Barber's previous works. And that is remarkable for an artist who has set the bar extremely high for herself for three decades.
-Marc De Boer, Hi Fi NL
...it deftly demonstrates the element that has kept us Barber fans going all these years - the intricate trio that provides a setting for the sincere, humble, irresistible talent of a Chicago gem.
-Jeff Cebulski, Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mr. C's Reviews

Features

  • Super Audio CD
  • SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
  • SACD Stereo SACD Layer
  • This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
  • The first-ever 5.1/2.0 SACD/hybrid release from Impex Records
  • Vividly recorded & mixed by Grammy-winning engineer and long-time collaborator Jim Anderson
  • Technical direction by Ulrike Schwarz, Anderson Audio New York
  • Recorded using Merging +Clock Technologies & MusicChords Power Distribution
  • Stereo & Surround mixed at Skywalker Sound
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering
  • Both 5.1 and 2.0 SACD layers were transferred directly to DSD from original DXD (352.8kHz / 32 bit) files
  • 5.1 surround mix requires a multi-channel SACD player & compatible surround-sound system
  • 5.1 mix is not available on stereo SACD or CD players
  • Deluxe package featuring art & photos unique to the SACD & a new note from Patricia Barber
  • 4 additional tracks
  • Made in USA

Selections

Angels, the Birds, and I...

  1. Muse
  2. Surrender
  3. Pallid Angel
  4. The Opera Song
  5. High Summer Season
  6. The Albatross Song
  7. Voyager
  8. Higher
  9. Early Autumn
  10. In Your Own Sweet Way
  11. Secret Love
  12. The Opera Song with Katherine Werbiansky
Description

The First-Ever 5.1/2.0 SACD/Hybrid Release From Impex Records!
Stereo & Surround Mixed at Skywalker Sound!
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering!
Deluxe Package Feat. Art & Photos Unique to the SACD + A New Note From Patricia Barber!

This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

In our first full collaboration with jazz royalty Patricia Barber, Impex Records is thrilled to announce our premier multichannel audio SACD/Hybrid disc of her elegant new album Higher. Recorded and mixed by long-time collaborator Jim Anderson, this spectacular set contains a unique eight jazz-interpreted art-song cycle that explore the mysteries that bind and illuminate us. Barber says of her six year creation of Higher, "I feel very much that this album is a manifestation of my hard-won harmonic evolution." She continues her blending of classical and modern idioms, both musical and lyrical, into a hybrid that plays to the best of both: classically-oriented with room to improvise and expand.

The Impex Records exclusive SACD version contains four additional tracks: jazz standards "Early Autumn", "Secret Love" and "In Your Own Sweet Way", along with an expanded version of "The Opera Song" featuring lyric soprano Katherine Werbiansky. Both 5.1 and 2.0 SACD layers were transferred directly to DSD from original DXD (352.8kHz / 32 bit) files for astonishing reproduction of every living note and subtle expression in this truly seminal work by one of America's finest jazz auteurs.

Higher bears the earmarks of an audiophile classic: music of substance in excellent sound...
-Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile Magazine Recording Of The Month
Few performers in or out of jazz are as consistently brilliant as Patricia Barber. ...Brainy. Beautiful.
-Jazz Times
It's about love for music, and love as music.
-Tyran Grillo, All About Jazz
If you appreciate jazz vocal artistry in the highest possible sound quality, Patricia Barber's Higher belongs in your collection.
-Mark Werlin, NATIVEDSD.com
...from a textual and musical point of view, Higher is a poetic gem that far surpasses Barber's previous works. And that is remarkable for an artist who has set the bar extremely high for herself for three decades.
-Marc De Boer, Hi Fi NL
...it deftly demonstrates the element that has kept us Barber fans going all these years - the intricate trio that provides a setting for the sincere, humble, irresistible talent of a Chicago gem.
-Jeff Cebulski, Chicago Jazz Magazine, Mr. C's Reviews

Features

  • Super Audio CD
  • SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
  • SACD Stereo SACD Layer
  • This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
  • The first-ever 5.1/2.0 SACD/hybrid release from Impex Records
  • Vividly recorded & mixed by Grammy-winning engineer and long-time collaborator Jim Anderson
  • Technical direction by Ulrike Schwarz, Anderson Audio New York
  • Recorded using Merging +Clock Technologies & MusicChords Power Distribution
  • Stereo & Surround mixed at Skywalker Sound
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering
  • Both 5.1 and 2.0 SACD layers were transferred directly to DSD from original DXD (352.8kHz / 32 bit) files
  • 5.1 surround mix requires a multi-channel SACD player & compatible surround-sound system
  • 5.1 mix is not available on stereo SACD or CD players
  • Deluxe package featuring art & photos unique to the SACD & a new note from Patricia Barber
  • 4 additional tracks
  • Made in USA

Selections

Angels, the Birds, and I...

  1. Muse
  2. Surrender
  3. Pallid Angel
  4. The Opera Song
  5. High Summer Season
  6. The Albatross Song
  7. Voyager
  8. Higher
  9. Early Autumn
  10. In Your Own Sweet Way
  11. Secret Love
  12. The Opera Song with Katherine Werbiansky
ISBN
ASSOC
S
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
954.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
Artist
Patricia Barber
Title
Higher
Composer
Additional Artists
Katherine Werbiansky
Record Weight
Record Speed
Multi Channel
1
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
12-07-2020
Release Date
01-20-2021
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
SACD
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