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New Album "Smash" Out Now!

On 'Smash,' her 12th album, and debut on her new record label Concord Jazz, Patricia continues her crusade to retrieve the ground that jazz musicians long ago ceded to pop and rock: the realm of the intelligent and committed singer-songwriter. With a new band and a dozen new compositions, she tackles even familiar subjects (like love and loss) with a nuance and depth beyond the limits of the Great American Songbook. Audiophiles should know that Smash reunites Barber with recording engineer Jim Anderson.

The Patricia Barber Quartet at Jazz Standard

Patricia Barber’s modern cool hit like a thunderbolt when first released back in 1998. The album received a coveted 5 star review in DownBeat and was included in a survey of “Top 100 Albums of the Century” by Rolling Stone/Germany, among other accolades. The response, and subsequent worldwide touring, led to Barber’s signing to Blue Note Records one year later and the New York Times to say: “Barber’s art is the kind of art we need to pay attention to.” Now, Premonition releases a high resolution, dual layer, Pure Audio Blu-ray of this miraculous album.