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Patricia Barber - The Cole Porter Mix

Patricia Barber - The Cole Porter Mix

Artist: Patricia BarberTitle Of Album: The Cole Porter Mix
Year Of Release: September 16, 2008
Label: Blue Note Records
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream, Bop, Cool
Quality: MP3 / Joint Stereo
Bitrate: 171 kbps / 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 56:05 min
Total Size: 70.1 mb
Product Description--------------Sublimely intimate but hugely expressive investigation of the brilliant songs of Cole Porter by the wonderfully artful singer/pianist and composer Patrica Barber. She breathes fresh life into his music as well as contributing three typically intelligent originals. Like her label mate Wilson, Barber is a genuine one off and Cole Porter Mix is un-missable.

"One of the most accomplished female jazz singer-pianists on the planet. Chicago-based Barber has a voice that caresses and challenges and cajoles and taunts and teases every nuance of meaning from each ambiguous syllable". The Guardian

"Even a casual listener would soon be won over by her seductive voice, her forceful soloing and, not least, her immaculate quartet arrangements". The Times

"The most fearless, most intellectually stimulating and, by extension, most interesting singer-songwriterpianist on the American jazz scene." JazzTimes

For more than two decades, Barber, based in Chicago, has led her own band and released a series of highly acclaimed, strikingly singular albums, that have seen her recognised as one of the greatest songs tylists on the planet. For her latest album, singer/pianist Barber applies her austere but beautiful heartfelt expressiveness to breath new life into the music of one of the Great American Songbook composers. The Cole Porter Mix not only spotlights her artful interpretations of Porter's songs but also features three Porter-inspired originals. "Cole Porter has always been my songwriting idol," says Barber. "I love his music and I've been singing his songs for so many years." Barber's band includes guitarist Neal Alger, who has been performing with her the past six years, and bassist Michael Arnopol, who has worked with her since 1980. "We're like brother and sister," she says. "We learned jazz together and played all those gigs in Chicago together when I was coming up." Drum duties are shared by Eric Montzka and Nate Smith, while tenor saxophonist Chris Potter guests on five tracks. Barber plays piano throughout as well as contributes melodica colours to some tunes, including her gem, "The New Year's Eve Song," that closes the album.

TRACKLIST------------1 Easy To Love 3:362
Late Afternoon And You 5:143
I Get A Kick Out Of You 4:284
You're The Top 3:395
Just One Of Those Things 3:476
Show 4:457 C'est Magnifique 3:378
Get Out Of Town 4:229
I Concentrate On You 5:0210
In The Still Of The Night 5:2411
What Is This Thing Called Love 3:5912
Miss Otis Regrets 4:1113
The New Year's Eve Song 4:01

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