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Stereophile 2001 Record To Die For!
The piano-playing vocalist Patricia Barber has quite a pearl of 12 standards on Nightclub with three stellar trios, including three tracks with Charlie Hunter's eight-string guitar.
"Something special can happen late at night in a jazz club. As the crowd thins, the musicians intuitively sense that those few who have stayed, have stayed for a reason. A reciprocity of need and desire inspires the musicians to dig as deeply into their talent and souls as they are able. This mysterious and transformative confluence of events rarely happens in concert. It is the province of the nightclub." - Patricia Barber
"Her (Patricia Barber's) new CD, 'Nightclub' (Blue Note/Premonition), is all standards, and not one of them sounds remotely standardized, not even "Bye Bye Blackbird" or "Autumn Leaves." "Bye Bye Blackbird" has a great bass groove. Who would have thought it? "Nightclub" has welcome quirks, too: a sweet, wry "A Man and a Woman" for instance. You can admit you love the song when you're caught off guard like this. Also, two songs that Ray Charles made famous versions of, "Just for a Thrill" and "You Don't Know Me," which reflect nothing of Mr. Charles and everything of Ms. Barber." - The New York Times.
"A voice that's a dark pure whisper straight up from the soul." - Stereophile
24k Gold Collector's Edition HDCD
Recorded & mixed by Jim Anderson at Chicago Recording Company
24K Gold disc mastered from analog sources by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Boulder, Co
Patricia Barber, vocals, piano
Michael Arnopol, bass (5,9,10)
Adam Cruz, drums (4,5,6,9,10,11)
Charlie Hunter, 8-string guitar (4,6,11)
Marc Johnson, bass (1,2,3,7,8)
Adam Nussbaum, drums (1,2,3,7,8)
1. Bye, Bye Blackbird
4. Just For A Thrill
5. You Don't Know Me
7. Autumn Leaves
8. Summer Samba
9. All Or Nothing At All
10. So In Love
11. A Man & A Woman
12. I Fall In Love Too Easily
Recorded at Chicago Recording Company, Studio 4, May 15-19, 2000.