Chicago jazz singer/pianist Patricia Barber’s acclaimed 1998 album “Modern Cool” has just been remixed and remastered in high resolution 5.1 for release on Pure Audio BluRay. This album is considered one of her most musically adventurous albums, made up of ambitious, finely played and sung originals–like the trend-watching opener, “Touch of Trash,” and the exotic-flavored “Constantinople” featuring trumpet star Dave Douglas. Barber also includes a few eclectically chosen covers: Arthur Schwartz’s “You and the Night and the Music” done rock-guitar style, a tasty version of The Doors’ “Light My Fire,” and a fun and funky “She’s a Lady”, originally made famous by none other than Tom Jones.

New York-based original album producer/engineer, Jim Anderson, remixed the album at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California. Darcy Proper of Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands followed this up with a hi-res 5.1 mastering and handed it off for authoring to Stefan Bock at msm-studios in Munich. Simultaneously, the original stereo mixes were remastered by David Glasser at Airshow in Boulder Colorado. Talk about a truly international production! This ground-breaking Pure Audio Blu-ray will soon be released on Premonition Records. Check their website for details.