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Modern Cool (1998)

Artist: Patricia Barber
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Format: CD
Sku: 61007135
UPC: 099923574026
UPC 14: 00099923574026
Release Date: 6/8/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Touch Of Trash ~ Patricia Barber
2. Winter ~ Patricia Barber
3. You & The Night & The Music ~ Patricia Barber
4. Constantinople ~ Patricia Barber
5. Light My Fire ~ Patricia Barber
6. Silent Partner ~ Patricia Barber
7. Company ~ Patricia Barber
8. Let It Rain ~ Patricia Barber
9. She's A Lady ~ Patricia Barber
10. Love, Put On Your Faces ~ Patricia Barber
11. Postmodern Blues ~ Patricia Barber
12. Let It Rain - (with Vamp) ~ Patricia Barber

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Patricia Barber (vocals, piano, sound effects); Dave Douglas (trumpet); John McLean (guitar); Jeff Stitely (udu); Michael Arnopol (bass); Mark Walker (drums, percussion); Choral Thunder Vocal Choir (background vocals).
Muze PNote Recorded at Chicago Recording Company, Studio 5, Chicago, Illinois from January 6-9 & February 26, 1998.
Muze PNote The husky-voiced Patricia Barber is perhaps the most intellectually ambitious of mainstream jazz singers. She writes much of her material and, in 2006, released a whole album based on Ovid's METAMORPHOSES! MODERN COOL (1998) is also one of her most musically adventurous albums, made up primarily of ambitious, finely played (and sung) originals--like the trend-watching opener, "Touch of Trash," and the exotic-flavored "Constantinople," which features Cassandra Wilson-like wordless vocals in addition to avant-trumpet star Dave Douglas and Jeff Stitley on the African udu. Not to neglect the old songbook, Barber also includes a few eclectically chosen covers: Arthur Schwartz's "You and the Night and the Music" done rock-guitar style, a tasty "Light My Fire," and a fun and funky "She's a Lady."

Producer: Patricia Barber

Engineer: Jim Anderson

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Mark Walker
Muze Guest Artist Jeff Stitely Quartet
Muze Guest Artist Dave Douglas

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Jazz Vocalists: Hear & Now
Muze Music Compilations Npr Discover Songs:new Jazz Divas
Muze Music Compilations Lady Sings The Blues

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/08/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1998
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5740
Music Label Name Label : Koch (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00099923574026

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (10/16/98, p.89)
- "...Barber mixes Cassandra Wilson's spare stylings and k.d. Lang's suave gender play with smart originals and surprising arrangments..." - Rating: A-

Down Beat (9/98, p.49)
- Stars (out of 5)
- "...MODERN COOL has everything that made CAFE BLUE special: original songs...outside-the-box choices for covers from the popular repertoire; spare, sleek, telling arrangements by Barber's working of the best recordings made of a jazz singer with small acoustic ensemble..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Barber,Patricia
Product attributeLabel:   Koch Imports
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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