Companion

PATRICIA BARBER

COMPANION
24K GOLD CD

CATALOG: IMP8327
MSRP: $32.99 USD

For our first all-new 24K Gold CD releases in eight years, we worked with jazz icon Patricia Barber and Premonition Records to bring her classic 1999 release COMPANION to the format for the very first time.

Patricia Barber’s Companion was a record of firsts for Barber and Premonition. The first recording of Barber’s legendary live show. The first release under the Blue Note/Premonition joint imprint, the only such business arrangement in Blue Note’s storied history. And first Stereophile RECORDING OF THE MONTH. Designed as a “companion” to Barber’s previous studio recording Modern Cool, the album features several re-invented Modern Cool tracks, some of the best Barber pop covers on record, and one ingenious new Barber original.

Companion has been newly remastered from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering for added warmth musicality. The deluxe book-style packaging has a heavy-stock booklet that pays homage to the original Premonition CDs while updating them to Impex Records’ premium look and feel.

The Limited Edition Impex 24K Gold CD Patricia Barber Series are manufactured at Memory-Tech’s state-of-the-art facility in Japan.

Features

  • Limited Edition
  • 24k Gold CD
  • Newly remastered from Premonition Records’ original analog master tapes by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Disc manufactured by industry-leading Memory-Tech in Japan using heavy 24KGold substrate that evenly reflects laser light for greater playback precision
  • Deluxe hardcover book package with modified original artwork & new booklet

Musicians

Patricia Barber – piano, vocals
John McLean – guitar
Michael Arnopol – bass
Eric Montska – drums
Ruben Alvarez – percussion
Jason Narducy – guest vocalist on “Touch of Trash”

Tracklist

  1. The Beat Goes On
  2. Use Me
  3. Like JT (inspired by Jacky Terrasson)
  4. Let It Rain
  5. Touch of Trash
  6. If This Isn’t Jazz
  7. Black Magic Woman