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

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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