Photo by Martha Feldman
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Photo by Martha Feldman
Photo by Jammi York
Photo by Jammi York

Photo by Jammi York
Photo by Jammi York
Photo by Jammi York

"Now, at last, she takes a headlong dive into the Porter pool and the results make the familiar utterly fresh." - JAZZTIMES

"This is what Patricia Barber has: adventurous piano playing, a low-vibrato alto on perpetual rhythm and timbre alert and smart songs about the way we think and live, not just 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." -NEW YORK TIMES

"Cross Diana Krall with Susan Sontag, and you get Patricia Barber, whose throaty, come-hither vocals and coolly incisive piano are displayed to devastating effect." -TIME MAGAZINE

"The coolest singer/songwriter around." -LOS ANGELES TIMES

"The Cole Porter Mix isn't just another tribute album; it's a definitive album by Patricia Barber that intrigues, soothes and rewards sharp-eared jazz listeners and is recommended to anyone who wants to hear contemporary jazz singing at its finest. By the way, Barber adds three flawless compositions of her own, and two of them — "I Wait For Late Afternoon And You" and "Snow" — unfold like newly discovered Porter." – ICON MAGAZINE

"Barber's piano chops would stand her in good stead if she ever lost her voice, and this is compelling Porter, but her own writing is still what puts her a cut above the rest of the current field of singing jazz musicians."  BOSTON PHOENIX

" (Patricia Barber is) managing to ride the edge between vanguard music-making and mainstream success." - POPMATTERS.COM

"Leave it to the intrepid Patricia Barber to take on so well-worna songbook as Cole Porter's with such smoldering originality…As usual, Barber's top-notch band delivers a flawless performance… (The Cole Porter Mix) packs all the daring, velvet punch that Barber fans have to come to expect." - CHORDSTRIKE.COM

"The Chicago singer/pianist…(brings) cool savvy to Porter's tunes…" – PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY

"Patricia Barber titled this most enjoyable collection of songs The Cole Porter Mix but she could well have called it what it is: 'Easy to Love.'" – THE ARTSFUSE

PATRICIA BARBER Ms. Barber's verbosity and arch intellectualism are uncommon traits for a jazz singer, and she has sometimes been held at arm's length by wary traditionalists. "The Cole Porter Mix" may change the game a little, with its songbook conceit and a guest turn by the saxophonist Chris Potter. - NEW YORK TIMES

Patricia Barber ou la légèreté de l'air

Radio France: Le Blog d'Alex Dutilh

February 18, 2009
Live Last Night: Patricia Barber

Washington Post

February 18, 2009
An American Original, Patricia Barber,
At Iron Horse
Riffs: Jazz Notes February 12, 2009
'The Cole Porter Mix' Review' Los Angeles Times November 14, 2008
'The Cole Porter Mix' Review' The Jazz Police August 28, 2008
Patricia Barber Does Ovid Los Angeles Times October 22, 2007
Live Review at Ronnie Scott's The Sunday Times (London) November 24, 2006
Interview September 13, 2006
`Mythologies' Review All Music Guide August 15, 2006
Barber's `Mythologies' Breaks Ground Chicago Tribune August 13, 2006
Patricia Barber Swings with Feeling, and with Brains The Gazette
(Montreal, Canada)
July 5, 2006
Chicagoan Patricia Barber Defies Categorization Chicago Tribune June 24, 2005
Au Bar Review Variety May 9, 2005
A Musical Conversation Both Intellectual and Sensual New York Times May 7, 2005
Singer, Pianist, Poet Barber Shoots Sparks St. Paul Pioneer Press January 13, 2005
Part Prince, Part Porter, All Art Minneapolis Star Tribune January 12, 2005
Pushing Boundaries San Jose Mercury News December 3, 2004
Brainy Singer Introduces Her Newest Works San Jose Mercury News December 3, 2004
The Final Come-On Guardian Unlimited
(United Kingdom)
October 15, 2004
Barber Proves That Art Remains Very Much Alive Chicago Tribune September 13, 2004
Patricia Barber Among Exciting New Releases Chicago Tribune September 5, 2004
Show Review The Gazette - Iowa City July 6, 2004
Show Review Washington Post October 25, 2003
CD Review Sydney Morning Herald April 12, 2003
CD Review DownBeat Magazine October 2002
CD Review JazzTimes Magazine October 2002
CD Review Jazz Review Magazine September 2002
CD Review Boston Phoenix September 2002
Barber Mesmerizes Fest Crowd With New `Verse' Chicago Tribune August 31, 2002
Patricia Barber, the Meter Leader of the Pack Washington Post August 28, 2002
Patricia Barber Writes Her Own 'Verse' Chicago Tribune August 27, 2002
Los Angeles Times
August 25, 2002
August 2002
August 2002
High Fidelity Review
May 27, 2002
Dallas Morning News
September 28, 2001
Los Angeles Times
June 6, 2001
SF Datebook
February 25, 2001
The Advocate
November 7, 2000
New York Times
October 16, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
September 27, 2000
Chicago Tribune
September 24, 2000
Boston Phoenix
Downbeat Magazine
Voir Magazine
San Diego Gay and Lesbian Times

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