PATRICIA BARBER Monday Night (2009)

Monday Night (2009)
Download-Only Live Set

Patricia Barber is devastatingly cool. Her voice is a sultry, cynically dispassionate dose of modern jazz indifference that (literally) stopped me in my tracks… and even stopped me from ever listening to Diana Krall again. Nothing against Mrs. Costello’s classic style, but Barber’s smooth jazz is more dangerous, more alive, more personal. Additionally, her band is a hotshot gathering of avant players that can easily play it straight, before taking to the nether regions at the drop of a hi-hat. She opens this 2006 Chicago set with my favorite of her original tunes, “A Touch Of Trash,” so you’re forced to listen to it below. There’s another version on an earlier Barber post in the archives. This release is only available as a download from Barber (or Amazon). She’s also just released Monday Night, Vol. 2.

Touch of Trash (7:52)
The Moon (7:06)
Narcissus (4:07)
Company (9:25)
Autumn Leaves (4:08)
Groovin‘ High (17:22)


  • Willard
    May 26, 2011 - 10:16 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • Amper Stof
    October 5, 2011 - 11:18 | Permalink

    I find it staggering that such a suberb artist does not even garner one miserable comment. She is a superb musician/singer/songwriter leaving Krall in the shade, and the musicianship of her band is wonderful to listen to.

    • Willard
      October 5, 2011 - 11:35 | Permalink

      Go figure. Thanks for breaking the cycle.

  • Dave
    September 30, 2013 - 16:25 | Permalink

    Thanks for this. Love Barber and her band and music. Saw them at the Green Mill in Chicago (where she is nearly every Monday night) and the night was full of incredible, deep jams.

    • Willard
      September 30, 2013 - 17:15 | Permalink

      You’re lucky.

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