Patricia Barber Higher

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 This Album will be released as Vinyl and SACD in the near future. Stay tuned!

Robert Baird about Higher (excerpt):

"As the release of Higher, a collection of mostly original art songs, proves yet again there was always something much deeper stirring in Barber’s art. Never content to be thought of as just a jazz artist, Barber aspired to create something more literate, more consequential and considered in her music. Behind the easy to understand and admire musical gifts, there was always ambition and a yearning to create new sounds, arouse new thoughts, push the jazz envelope. When even fans would be at pains to describe her music -- “well, it kinda sounds like?” -- it was clear she wasn’t just going through the motions but was on a determined, creative journey.


1.   Muse 5:42                           

2.   Surrender 5:44

3.   Palid Angel 3:49

4.   The Opera Song 4:30

5.   High Summer Season 3:35           


6.   The Albatross Song 5:25


7.   Voyager 4:19


8.   Higher 3:33


9.   Early Autumn 5:36 (Herman, Mercer, Burns)


10. In Your Own Sweet Way 6:10 (Brubeck)


11. Secret Love 2:42 (Fain, Webster)


12. The Opera Song with Katherine Werbiansky 4:42


Total running time: 55:47





Patricia Barber, piano, voice


Patrick Mulcahy, bass


Jon Deitemyer, drums


Neal Alger, acoustic guitar


Jim Gailloreto, tenor saxophone


Katherine Werbiansky, lyric soprano


Producer: Patricia Barber


Recording and mixing: Jim Anderson


Mastering: Bob Ludwig


Technical producer: Ulrike Schwarz



Recorded at Chicago Recording Company, Studio 5, Chicago IL, January 2019


Mixed at Skywalker Sound, a Lucasfilm, Ltd. company, Marin County, CA, February 2019


Mastered at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine, February 2019


Recorded in High Resolution DXD (352.8kHz/32bit) using a Horus/Pyramix recording system.



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