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Barber, Patricia / Live: a Fortnight in France
Album:Live: a Fortnight in France Collection:Jazz
Artist:Barber, Patricia Added:10/2004
Label:Blue Note 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-10-11 Pull Date:2004-12-13 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:12 Dec21 Nov14 Nov7 Nov24 Oct17 Oct

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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-10-10 
Jazz vocals with innovative touches; a modern NPR/Starbucks feel rather than a rehash of standards. Admittedly a bit slick but offers some new ideas and fresh challenges -- lyrically as well as musically (e.g. the political turn on #9).

Barber is a vocalist and songwriter but also a pianist and doesn't mind doing instrumentals here and there. The band includes piano, guitar, bass, drums.

1- Easygoing singer/songwriter feel
2- Mellow and pleasant; acoustic guitar
3- Almost fusion: Chugging midtempo, nice piano & guitar solos. (Inst.)
4- Slow ballad
5- Midtempo and spare, w/cool, echoey space guitar
6- Slow
7- Cocktail-jazz instrumental, mid/fast and upbeat
8- Beatles cover. Starts slow with rolling piano; gets into a faster, crisp soloing segment. A rare Beatles jazz cover that works!
9- Fast and ear-catching, with blurry strumming on guitar. Monologue on white sovereignity.
10- Slow, with '50s pop-jazz melody

Track Listing
1.Gotcha 6.Blue Prelude
2.Dansons La Gigue! 7.Witchcraft
3.Crash 8.Norwegian Wood
4.Laura 9.Whiteworld
5.Pieces 10.Call Me