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Streaming

It's standard operating procedure these days for young jazz bands to mix the free and the formal.
Bad Touch's Magic flow; plus Patricia Barber
By JON GARELICK  |  February 23, 2009
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Patricia Barber

Brainy, cool Chicago jazz pianist/singer/songwriter Barber won a Guggenheim Fellowship for this song cycle based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses — the first ever awarded to a songwriter.
Mythologies | Blue Note
By JON GARELICK  |  September 11, 2006