Friday, September 9, 2011

Patricia Barber - Nightclub (2002) [MFSL Remastered 2004]

Patricia Barber - Nightclub (2002) [MFSL Remastered 2004]
EAC Rip | WV+CUE, no LOG| Full Artwork | FileServe/FileSonic
Genre ~ Contemporary, Vocal Jazz | Label ~ Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

On Nightclub, Patricia Barber extends an invitation for us to stay up late and keep her company in on intimate aural incubus of sound, as the neon lights invite denizens of the night to alight at a ringside table and throw down another bottle of wine, as the syncopated sister at her ebony piano - backlit in soft focus like some film noire Dietrich - intones some things borrowed, and others blued. The room is transformed into a sonic womb, as this weaver of dreams sits at her loom, wafting lazily behind the beat with her sing-song phrasing and coy percussive attack, leaving her bassist and drummer to finish the phrase, with just enough space between the chords of this collective rumination for the rest of us to write our own film treatments in the diffuse azure haze of self-reflection.
That my friend is a jazz singer, and in a sense, the nightclub is Patricia Barber's true home, a place where we can kick back and share another smoke, as she illuminates a subtext fraught with danger and ambiguity, through a soundscape of silences and pauses other more giddy song-birds might overlook in their impatience to race through the form, whence they might commence to scoobydoowoh… spotlight on moi. …


1. Bye Bye Blackbird
2. Invitation
3. Yesterdays
4. Just For The Thrill
5. You Don't Know Me
6. Alfie
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
13. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Thanks to the original uploader!