Patricia Barber, the performer known for boldly blurring the lines between poetry, jazz, and art song, returns with the new all-standards album, Clique. The long-awaited successor to Nightclub, her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite first all-standards album, Clique features a tracklist of tunes that Barber has frequently performed as encores throughout her illustrious career, including classics by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stevie Wonder, Lee Hazlewood, Lerner & Loewe, Thelonious Monk and more.
After growing an international cult following, earning the first-ever Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to a non-classical songwriter, and becoming an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Barber is back with a “silk, velvet, languid, warm” journey through music history as she “respects traditions, bends them to make her own points, and freshens them into something new,” as noted in the album liner notes by NPR’s Susan Stamberg. “The harmonic language of jazz, as well as that of the Great American Songbook, is certainly rich – look how much has come out of it – but it’s circumscribed. I started wanting to hear something else,” Barber shares.
- This Town
- Trouble Is A Man
- Samba De Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
- I Could Have Danced All Night
- The In Crowd
- Shall We Dance?
- Straight No Chaser
- All In Love Is Fair