This one earned 5 stars in DownBeat. Say no more. Another strong, blending of material as on cafe blue but heavier on the originals. Features the same band as on cafe blue with the addition of trumpet star Dave Douglas. Highlights include Barber's originals "Touch of Trash," "Company," and "Winter," her version of The Doors "Light My Fire" and her setting of an e.e. cummings poem.
Musicians: Patricia Barber, vocal, piano, table knives on strings; Michael Arnopol, bass; John McLean, guitars; Mark Walker, drums, percussion, body parts; Jeff Stitely, udu; Dave Douglas, trumpet; and Choral Thunder Vocal Choir.