Patricia Barber bu albümünde çok beğenilen Nightclub abümünde olduğu gibi sadece caz standartlarından oluşan bir repertuarla karşımıza çıkıyor.
Son yıllarda yayınladıkları re-issue albümler ve orijinal kayıtlarla özellikle audiophile çevrelerde yoğun ilgilyle karşılanan IMPEX'ten çıkan albüm önceki Patricia Barber albümlerinde olduğu gibi kayıt kalitesiyle öne çıkıyor.
Albmde yer alan müzisyenler ise şöyle:
Patricia Barber – Piano and Vocals
Patrick Mulcahy – Acoustic Bass
Jon Deitemyer – Drums
Neal Alger – Guitar
Jim Gailloreto – Saxophone
Mixed by Jim Anderson at Skywalker Sound
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering
Lacquer Cutting by Scott Hull at Masterdisk NY
- 1. This Town
- 2. Trouble Is A Man
- 3. Mashup
- 4. Samba de Una Nota Só (One Note Samba)
- 5. I Could Have Danced All Night
- 1. The In Crowd
- 2. Shall We Dance?
- 3. Straight No Chaser
- 4. All In Love Is Fair
“Clique is an exceptional recording; one of those rare events where all elements of the creative process amalgamate to yield a record of perfect performances and technical brilliance.”
Tom Gibbs, Positive Feedback
Flying by at 45 minutes, Patricia Barber’s new album is everything I want when a great vocalist rethinks songs that have been covered over and over. Daring, rhythmic, warming, exciting, and immediately accessible… This luscious album is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Tony Frankel, stageandcinema.com
These time-honored songs, lovingly curated, arranged, and performed by pianist/vocalist Patricia Barber and her band, are at last seeing the light of day when the world needs them more than ever. Pristinely recorded, Clique assembles what began as encores to live performances into an experience all its own.
While [Clique] still has everything that makes a Patricia Barber album all her own, her singing style, piano playing, phrasing, and arranging, it has an undeniable sense of coolness and a consistent infectious groove that just grabs you and doesn’t let go. Yes, the songs are all recognizable standards, but Patricia Barber handily takes them and makes each her own while still keeping it all sounding appealing and approachable for an admitted jazz neophyte like myself… The sound quality is superb with an excellent sense of body and detail that has been captured in her vocals along with the ringing and decay of her piano notes that sounds just right. Throughout the album, the acoustic bass sounds fantastic with a visceral impact to the notes and plenty of string detail in the plucks. But putting all the sound-geekery aside for a moment, just listening to ‘Clique’ on any good-sounding system or pair of headphones is a really joyous experience. The music itself is absolutely top-shelf and I highly recommend checking it out.
Carlo Lo Raso, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity