Patricia Barber Companion

Patricia Barber - Companion (1999) {MFSL UDSACD 2023} [Repost]

Patricia Barber - Companion (1999) {MFSL UDSACD 2023}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 313MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Companion was recorded in a special three-night series of shows in July, 1999 at Chicago's famed Green Mill jazz club — an unusually short amount of time to produce a live album. To mine as much material as possible from those nights the performances were run more like recording sessions than live shows, with the crowd reverently hushed. Patricia Barber is in her element and the only thing that seems to have suffered for the recording circumstances is the album's length — at seven songs and 40 minutes, it walks the line between standard EP and full-length size. One surmises that it might have been longer had there been more album-quality material from the performances. Recalling the energy that was present on her critically worshipped Cafe Blue album, there is an ease and creativity on Companion which makes her fans' devotion understandable.

Patricia Barber - Companion 1999  

Posted by micaus11 at Nov. 12, 2008
Patricia Barber - Companion  1999

Patricia Barber - Companion 1999
MP3 @ 320 | 99 MB | Complete Covers included
Genre: Jazz

Patricia Barber in fine form on this live recording. Great versions of "The Beat Goes On" and "Black Magic Woman"

Patricia Barber: Companion  

Posted by Alexix at June 7, 2008
Patricia Barber: Companion

Patricia Barber: Companion
Jazz vocal | Flac > 275 Mb | MP3 320 > 112 Mb | Pt 46:25 | Blue Note | 1999 | Covers

In 1998, after releasing several critically lauded but commercially underperforming CDs, Chicago vocalist Patricia Barber struck a resonating chord with Modern Cool. Barber alternated a throaty vocal delivery and a more refined, stately approach to singing as she traipsed through genres with a strong, unconventional band that played to her strengths.
Patricia Barber - Cafe Blue (1994) [MFSL, UDSACD 2002] Repost

Patricia Barber - Cafe Blue (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2002 | ~ 315 or 149 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 46 Mb
Jazz, Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal

Patricia Barber, who is both a fine keyboardist and an atmospheric singer, contributes roughly half of the material to her Premonition debut. Her dark voice and the generally esoteric program takes awhile to get used to (listeners will have to be patient), but after two or three listens, this thought-provoking and rather moody set becomes more accessible…

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998) [MFSL, UDSACD 2003]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 29, 2016
Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998) [MFSL, UDSACD 2003]

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2003 | ~ 398 or 184 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal

The dark, smoky voice of Patricia Barber is quite haunting. On Modern Cool, she mostly sings downbeat songs at slow tempos. All but three songs are her own originals, and they deal with such subject matter as an "homage to beauty" that seems to connect painting one's face with prostitution, loneliness, mindless conformity, the "Postmodern Blues," and other such topics…

Patricia Barber - Smash (2013) {MFSL}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 30, 2016
Patricia Barber - Smash (2013) {MFSL}

Patricia Barber - Smash (2013) {MFSL}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 248MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 143MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz

Patricia Barber is a crack jazz pianist, an innovative composer, a singular vocal stylist, and among the most original lyricists/song-poets to come down the pipe in 40 years. Her use of metaphor and metonymy is woven inextricably into her trademark melodies, which create mental and sonic images that evoke insight and emotion. Smash, Barber's debut for Concord, is comprised of original material performed by an excellent band that includes guitarist John Kregor, bassist Larry Kohut, and drummer Jon Deitemyer.

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 14, 2016
Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998)

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 399 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Premonition Records/Blue Note | # 7243 5 21811 2 4 | Time: 01:07:47

Chicago pianist and vocalist Patricia Barber is making lots of ears burn. Her torch song touch speaks volumes to jazz vocal fanatics, but she has an adventuresome side that speaks likewise to fans of woollier jazz. Barber's vocal delivery is swaggering and burnished, always angling against oddball time signatures and often dropping weird lyrical science. From e.e. cummings poems, Barber moves into prescient observations on our society: "For company in the 21st century," she sings, "I go to the club, talk through the show / I'm so hip there's nothing about jazz / That I don't know." Trumpeter Dave Douglas and guitarist John McLean add a sharp edge, and the Choral Thunder Vocal Choir give Modern Cool soul-drenched dynamics that push the CD into the realm of instant classics.

Patricia Barber - Nightclub (2000) {Premontion HDCD}  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 22, 2016
Patricia Barber - Nightclub (2000) {Premontion HDCD}

Patricia Barber - Nightclub (2000) {Premontion HDCD}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 283MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz

Chicago native and classically trained pianist Patricia Barber's sixth album is a collection of downtempo standards, perfect for a rainy day. Taking on classics like "Autumn Leaves," "I Fall in Love Too Easily," "Bye Bye Blackbird," or even "Alfie" is always a risk, but her confident vocals and interpretations eradicate any doubt that she is a master. Her production is spare, allowing her to sing with such melancholy it's almost eerie. Not many performers can relay such harrowing feeling without over-emoting, but Barber makes it seem effortless.

Patricia Barber - The Premonition Years: 1994-2002 (2007)  

Posted by TmanHome at Aug. 17, 2014
Patricia Barber - The Premonition Years: 1994-2002 (2007)

Patricia Barber - The Premonition Years: 1994-2002 (2007)
Vocal Jazz, Pop Rock | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 192 min | 442 MB
Label: Premonition Rec. | Rel: 2007

The Premonition Years: 1994-2002 collects tracks the jazz pianist/singer/songwriter Patricia Barber recorded for the independent Premonition label. These are the cuts that helped solidify Barber's reputation as an enigmatic, cerebral, and creatively inspired artist with a knack for intimate and reflective cabaret-influenced performances that touched on jazz standards, reinterpretations of contemporary pop tunes, and her own literate and poetic songs. Interestingly, this anthology is separated into three discs of "pop songs," "standards," and "originals," respectively. In that sense, its a perfect introduction to Barber's singular approach to jazz.
Patricia Barber - Smash (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz] RE-UP

Patricia Barber - Smash (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 55:03 minutes | 2,34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On Smash, her debut on Concord Jazz, Patricia Barber reconfirms her unique position in modern music as a jazz triple-threat – imaginative pianist, dazzling vocalist and brilliant composer. Smash features a dozen new Barber originals that showcase her genius as a singer-songwriter. The album delves into familiar subjects including themes of love and loss. Barber’s chilling vocals and intellect outshine many if not all her contemporaries. Barber’s majestic craft lies in the compelling and empathetic words she sets to music. Barber reunites with long-time recording engineer Jim Anderson. The album is an audiophile dream.