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The Cole Porter Mix

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Easy To Love; I Wait for Late Afternoon and You; I Get a Kick Out of You; You're the Top; Just One of Those Things; Snow; C'est Magnifique; Get Out of Town; I Concentrate on You; In the Still of The Night; What Is This Thing Called Love?; Miss Otis Regrets; The New Year's Eve Song.

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Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix

Read "The Cole Porter Mix" reviewed by George Kanzler


The mix here is a Cole Porter cocktail, a dry martini but with a touch of jalapeno instead of olive. And while there are strains of melancholy, as Barber says in the notes: “Cole Porter never wrote a song that said 'I'm miserable.'" That jalapeno heat comes from the evocative jazz arrangements and solos, especially those ...

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Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix

Read "The Cole Porter Mix" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger


Patricia Barber is absolutely one of a kind. There are any number of jazz vocalists who have good voices, pitch, time, and piano chops; there are others who also sing as if they were looking straight into your eyes. But there is no one who is so consistently iconoclastic, and so deliberately intellectual. Ever since her ...


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