Artist: Patricia Barber
Title: Modern Cool
Release Date: 1998
Quality: High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Label: Floyd Records
Modern Cool was recorded at Chicago Recording Company in early 1998. For many, Modern Cool is the record that brought Patricia Barber to their attention. Its success with critics and jazz fans led Blue Note Records to enter into a “joint imprint” production deal with Premonition Records, the first time they had ever done such a deal in their storied history. Done on the Sony 3348, a 32-track (16/48) digital tape recorder, and mixed down to 2-track, half-inch tape with Dolby SR, this was Barber’s first album of mostly original material. Anderson utilized mostly tube microphones (Brauner and Neumann) and John Hardy M-1 preamps, whose signal was patched to the tape bypassing the console.
Analog 2-track mixes transferred to 24/192 kHz by Doug Sax. Converted to DSD from the 24/192 by Gus Skinas.
Five Stars! – DownBeat Magazine
“This is the kind of art we should all pay close attention to, the 21st century has started.” – The New York Times
“One of the best jazz records of the 20th century.” – AUDIO Magazine (Germany)
Grammy Award winner for “Best Surround Sound Album” (2013)
A Stereophile Recording of the Month!
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02 – Winter
03 – You & The Night & The Music
04 – Constantinople
05 – Light My Fire
06 – Silent Partner
07 – Company
08 – Let It Rain
09 – She’s A Lady
10 – Love, Put On Your Faces
11 – Postmodern Blues
12 – Let It Rain – Vamp