A Sonic Spectacular Made Even Better! Remastered from the Original Master Tapes by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Vinyl Mastering by Doug Sax and 180g 2LP Pressed at RTI! Distributed Worldwide Exclusively by Elusive Disc!
LP Production Supervised by Jim Anderson and Michael Friedman (Original Production Team). Includes Bonus Track "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
Nightclub, vocalist/pianist Patricia Barber’s first of standards was a long time coming. From the very beginning of her brilliant 20-year career, devoted fans, including her own mother, had been begging Barber to dedicate a record to standards. "These songs have always been a part of my repertoire and are a big part of who I am but I wanted to try and define myself in a different way before making a record like this," she said in September of 2000 when Nightclub was first released.
It was, and is, hard to argue with her approach. Accompanied by an all-star cast of supporting musicians, Barber delivered an album Time called “devastating.” Highlights include her stunning version of "Yesterdays," the rarely recorded vocal version of "Invitation," and an achingly beautiful take on “So In Love” from the songbook of Barber’s songwriting idol, Cole Porter. A multiple Stereophile Record To Die For (R2D4) winner recorded by Jim Anderson, Nightclub is the American popular songbook given new life by one of the most expressive voices in contemporary music.
"Premonition Records has re-mastered this audiophile vinyl and spread out the grooves with great detail. Barber’s deep-voiced tones and elocution are rendered flawlessly. Every instrumental nuance is captured with vibrancy. Subtle aspects like a drum brush are clear in the mix. The high-gloss album cover is top notch. Nightclub is laudable as great jazz, and as an audiophile recording." - Robbie Gerson, audaud.com, 4.5/5 Stars!!
“An extraordinary recording by an extraordinary artist.” - Stereophile
“Throaty, come hither vocals and coolly incisive piano. Barber’s hushed, sensuous version of ‘Bye Bye Blackird’ hasn’t been bettered since Miles Davis last took the old standby out for a spin.” - Time Magazine
“Top 100 Albums To Take With You On A Desert Island” - MOJO
Features: • 180 Gram High-Quality Audiophile Vinyl • Double LP • 33 1/3 rpm Speed • Remastered from the Original Master Tapes by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME • Vinyl Mastering by Doug Sax, The Mastering Lab, Ojai, CA • LP Production Supervised by Jim Anderson and Michael Friedman (Original Production Team). • Includes Bonus Track "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"! • Pressed at RTI • Heavy Full Color Gatefold Jacket • Distributed Worldwide Exclusively by Elusive Disc!
Musicians: Patricia Barber, vocals, piano Michael Arnopol, bass (2:1; 4:1, 2) Adam Cruz, drums (1:3; 2:1, 2; 3:3; 4:1, 2) Charlie Hunter, 8-string guitar (1:3; 2:2; 3:3) Marc Johnson, bass (1:1, 2; 2:3; 3:1, 2; 4:4) Adam Nussbaum, drums (1:1, 2; 2:3; 3:1, 2; 4:4)
Selections: Side One: 1. Bye Bye Blackbird 2. Yesterdays 3. Just For A Thrill Side Two: 1. You Don't Know Me 2. Alfie 3. Invitation Side Three: 1. Autumn Leaves 2. Summer Samba 3. A Man & A Woman Side Four: 1. So In Love 2. All Or Nothing At All 3. I Fall In Love Too Easily 4. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town*