Patricia Barber: Smash (MFSL LP)
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab pressing on 180gm vinyl
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Patricia Barber – Smash
Pianist’s First New Studio Album in More Than Four Years Masterfully Unites Harmony and Melody Via Uncommon Delicacy, Tonal Intimacy
Accessible and complicated, alluring and challenging, sensuous and liberating, Patricia Barber’s Smash once and for all confirms the pianist/singer exists in an elevated artistic plane reached by none of her generational peers. Four years in the making, and the beloved musician’s first studio record since 2008, her Concord Records debut defies expectations and crystallizes her status as a preeminent songwriter. Informed by personal episodes of significant loss and yearning, the album masterfully unites harmony and melody via uncommon delicacy, tonal intimacy, and ethereal surrealism. It will likely stand as 2013’s finest jazz effort, an instant classic.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, our 180g 2LP possesses audiophile-quality fidelity and dynamic transparency unmatched by the commercially released CD.