2022 Grammy Award Nominee:
• Best Immersive Audio Album: Clique
Clique from Patricia Barber – the performer known for boldly blurring the lines between poetry, jazz, and art song – is now available in breathtaking hi-fi on RTI-pressed HQ-180 LP. The long-awaited successor to Nightclub, her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite first all-standards album, Clique features a tracklist of tunes that Barber has frequently performed as encores throughout her illustrious career, including classics by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stevie Wonder, Lee Hazlewood, Lerner & Loewe, Thelonious Monk and more. After growing an international cult following, earning the first-ever Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to a non-classical songwriter, and becoming an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Patricia Barber is back with a “silk, velvet, languid, warm” journey through music history as she “respects traditions, bends them to make her own points, and freshens them into something new,” as noted in the album liner notes by NPR’s Susan Stamberg.
These are relaxed, communal sessions. Her long-time core duo of bassist Patrick Mulcahy and drummer Jon Deitemyer ride up and down, in and out of Barber’s complex, sensitive playing and reflective singing. The support of her long-term players, along with guitarist Neal Alger and saxophonist Jim Gailloretto allow her to shine brightly while digging out striking moments for their own unique contributions. The chemistry is palpable, all-encompassing. This group’s long-developed synergy—painstakingly curated by these musicians for years—provides both a metaphor and the perfect title for her new album.
- Recorded by Grammy-winning engineer, Jim Anderson in DXD ultra-high resolution (32bit/ 352.8 kHz), mixed by Anderson at Skywalker Sound, and mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering.
- Technical Producer Ulrike Schwarz, Anderson Audio New York
- Recorded using Merging+Clock U Technologies & Music Chords Power Distribution
- HQ-180 pressing by RTI
- Strikingly designed packaging with never-before-seen photos and engaging essays by Jazz Times’ Thomas Conrad, NPR correspondent Susan Stamberg, Grammy-winning engineer – Jim Anderson, and Patricia Barber.
TracklistPlease note that the below previews are loaded as 44.1 kHz / 16 bit.
Total time: 00:32:56
|Analog to Digital Converter|
Horus with Merging + Clock U, Merging Technologies
Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering in Portland, ME; Tom Caulfield at NativeDSD Mastering Lab (DXD to DSD 512 and DSD 1024)
|Original Recording Format|
Patricia Barber & Jim Anderson
Chicago Recording Company, Studio 5 in Chicago, IL during January 2019
|Release Date||February 10, 2023|
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