Barber's first live recording. This one followed a couple of years of touring with the quartet featured. This band was receiving rave reviews wherever it appeared and this record, a "companion" piece to modern cool, captures the band's infectious live vibe. Highlights include Barber's groovy version of Sonny & Cher's "The Beat Goes On" and her outspoken statement on the jazz scene, "If This Isn't Jazz?"
Musicians: Patricia Barber, piano, vocal, Hammond B-3; Michael Arnopol, bass; John McLean, guitar; Eric Montzka, drums/percussion; Ruben P. Alvarez, percussion; Jason Narducy, guest vocal (5).