There's news this week that singer Patricia Barber has a standards ''encores'' record for a release later in the summer.
Titled Clique on the new-to-us anyway specialist audiophile Impex Records label, Barber covers Lee Hazlewood’s 'This Town' best known as sung by Frank Sinatra among other encore selections that Barber has performed in the past.
Double bassist Patrick Mulcahy, drummer Jon Deitemyer, guitarist Neal Alger and saxophonist Jim Gailoretto join the great Chicagoan singer. Mulcahy is prominent as the arrangement of 'This Town' unfolds. The album is a 6 August release. Full tracklist: This Town, Trouble Is a Man, Mashup, One Note Samba, I Could Have Danced All Night, The In Crowd, Shall We Dance, Straight, No Chaser and All is Fair in Love. Patricia Barber photo: Jimmy Katz