Patricia Barber: Companion
While pop classics "Black Magic Woman" and "The Beat Goes On" are refreshing and satisfy a large portion of her audience, Barber’s powerful piano piece "Like JT," inspired by Jacky Terrasson, reaches a different audience. Fortunately, Barber’s is an audience that ignores barriers between pop, jazz, and classical music: listeners who like good music, appreciate the jazz core in her presentation, and realize that her rare talents are fulfilling many needs at once. Highly recommended, Barber’s latest album is but a stepping stone to unique 21st Century jazz with a creative spirit at the controls.
Track Listing: The Beat Goes On; Use Me; Like JT; Let it Rain; Touch of Trash; If This Isn
Personnel: Patricia Barber- piano, vocal, Hammond B-3 organ; Michael Arnopol- bass; John McLean- guitar; Eric Montzka- drums, percussion; Ruben P. Alvarez- percussion; Jason Narducy- vocal on "Touch of Trash."