Patricia Barber modern cool 2 x vinyl lp premonition records : 90761

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PATRICIA BARBER       MODERN COOL - 180g         2LP

premonition records : 90761        669179076119  

Sonically Stunning! Remastered from the Original Analog Mixes by Doug Sax! 180g 2LP Pressed at QRP!

Big, Bold, and just plain outstanding! A musically cohesive album with powerful musicianship, original tunes and refreshing covers! 


  • 180 Gram High-Quality Audiophile Vinyl
  • Double LP
  • 33 1/3rpm Speed
  • Mastered for Vinyl by Doug Sax from the original analog mixes, The Mastering Lab, Ojai, CA
  • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings (QRP)
  • Heavy Full Color Gatefold Jacket


Patricia Barber's Modern Cool (Premonition Records, 1998) was the recording that made Barber an international jazz star. On the initial tour for this album, Barber played a four night stand at The Jazz Standard in New York where she was heard by Bruce Lundvall of Blue Note Records. This led to a string of Barber recordings for both Premonition and Blue Note, worldwide touring and unapologetic critical acclaim from which Barber never looked back. 


Audiophiles were well aware of Barber from her 1994 Premonition recording Cafe Blue. Sonically, Modern Cool copied the Cafe Blue playbook: same recording studio, engineer, and recording approach. Musically, Barber added trumpeter Dave Douglas to her stellar working band and showcased her original compositions more than on any previous recording.


Like Cafe Blue, Modern Cool has been released in multiple formats, including 2013's Grammy winning Surround Sound edition. This LP version is newly remastered by the legendary Doug Sax from the original analog mixes and is sure to be a strong addition to the Barber audiophile oeuvre.


"Sonically, one of the best recordings ever made by a jazz singer with small acoustic ensemble." -Downbeat, rated 5 stars


"Smart songs about the way we think and live, not just about 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


"Record to Die For." -Stereophile



Side One: 

  1. Touch of Trash
  2. Winter
  3. Let It Rain

Side Two: 

  1. Company
  2. Silent Partner
  3. Light My Fire

Side Three: 

  1. You & The Night & The Music
  2. Love Put On Your Faces
  3. She's A Lady

Side Four: 

  1. Constantinople
  2. Postmodern Blues
  3. Let It Rain – Vamp