Patricia Barber - Modern Cool

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Patricia Barber - Modern Cool

Limited Edition

Double LP 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl

Production supervised by Jim Anderson and Michael Friedman

Mastered from the Original Master Tapes

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering

Vinyl Cut by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab

Pressed at Quality Record Pressings, QRP USA

Deluxe Gatefold Cover




Premonition Records
  • 2LP
  • 33rpm
  • 180g
  • Jazz
  • Jazz-Fusion
Sealed / New
Manufacturer Article:


Patricia Barber's Modern Cool now available on 180-gram vinyl once again!

Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

"Sonically, one of the best recordings ever made by a jazz singer with a small acoustic ensemble." — Down Beat magazine

"Smart songs about the way we think and live, not just about the way we love. This is the kind of art we need to be on the lookout for everywhere. The 21st century has started. We can't afford to be left behind." — The New York Times

This is another in Premonition Records' recent series of vinyl releases which now includes four Patricia Barber albums and one Von Freeman album. This one was mastered for vinyl by the legendary Doug Sax, pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the new standard in high end audiophile pressing plants and comes in a deluxe, heavy cardboard jacket. Modern Cool earned a coveted 5-star review from DownBeat and was awarded a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album.

Modern Cool was recorded at Chicago Recording Company in early 1998. For many, Modern Cool is the record that brought Patricia Barber to their attention. Its success with critics and jazz fans led Blue Note Records to enter into a "joint imprint" production deal with Premonition Records, the first time they had ever done such a deal in their storied history. Done on the Sony 3348, a 32-track (16/48) digital tape recorder, and mixed down to 2-track, half-inch tape with Dolby SR, this was Barber's first album of mostly original material. Engineer Jim Anderson utilized mostly tube microphones (Brauner and Neumann) and John Hardy M-1 preamps, whose signal was patched to the tape bypassing the console.

Barber offers another strong blending of material as on Cafe Blue but heavier on the originals. Modern Cool features the same band as on Cafe Blue with the addition of trumpet star Dave Douglas. Highlights include Barber's originals "Touch of Trash," "Company," and "Winter," her version of The Doors "Light My Fire" and her setting of an E.E. Cummings poem.

Modern Cool was monumental when it was first released back in 1998. Downbeat gave it 5 stars - saying "Sonically, one of the one of the best recordings ever made by a jazz singer with a small acoustic ensemble."


With the album (release) worked:

Bass – Michael Arnopol

Choir – Choral Thunder Vocal Choir (tracks: C2)

Drums, Percussion – Mark Walker

Executive-Producer – Michael Friedman

Guitar – John McLean 

Mastered By – Doug Sax

Piano, Vocals, Other – Patricia Barber

Producer – Patricia Barber

Recorded By, Mixed By – Jim Anderson

Trumpet – Dave Douglas

Udu – Jeff Stitely (tracks: D1)



Side One: 

  1. Touch of Trash
  2. Winter
  3. Let It Rain

Side Two: 

  1. Company
  2. Silent Partner
  3. Light My Fire

Side Three: 

  1. You & The Night & The Music
  2. Love Put On Your Faces
  3. She's A Lady

Side Four: 

  1. Constantinople
  2. Postmodern Blues
  3. Let It Rain – Vamp

1 LP - For USA - $20
1 LP - For Europe - $15
1 LP - Worldwide - from $17

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