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Mischievous Moon

by Jill Barber

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From her modest beginnings as a shy acoustic folkie on the local coffeehouse stage, Jill Barber’s career has also been looking up. With the release of her fourth album Mischievous Moon, a stunning concoction of sweeping strings and dramatic orchestration backing Barber’s unmistakable contralto, Jill Barber’s evolution to confident chanteuse is complete.

Inspired by the great ladies of song like Ella Fitzgerald and Edith Piaf, Barber reached for a place on the international stage with the release of her last record, 2008’s Chances. It was a turning point in her career, says Barber. “I think it’s important to experiment and try on a number of musical hats to a point, but eventually you have figure out what your own contribution is going to be. When I finished writing and recording Chances something clicked and I suddenly realized that I was no longer pretending to be an artist, I had become one.”

credits

released April 5, 2011

The Band:
Les Cooper: Electric and acoustic guitar, lap steel
Robbie Grunwald: Piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, accordion
Drew Jurecka: Violin, clarint, alto saxophone
Adam Warner: Drums, percussion
Steve Zsirai: Bass

The Mischievous Moon Chamber Players
Drew Jurecka (Concertmaster)Violins: Drew Jurecka (violin soloist), Erika Raum, Bethany Bergman, Kathleen Kajioka

Violas: Johann Lotter, Karen Moffatt, Yosef Tamir

Cellists: Rachel Pomedli (cello soloist), Lydia Munchinsky, John Marshman

The Good Lovelies: Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough, and Sue Passmore

Produced by Les Cooper
Mixed by Adam King
Recorded by Jeremy Darby
Assisted by Andrew Heppner
at Canterbury Company, Toronto, ON

Mastered by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley
at The Mastering Lab, Ojai, CA

The Mischievous Moon Chamber Players
Recorded by Dennis patterson
Assisted by Ian Theriault
at Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, ON

Strings on Daydreamin’ recorded and peformed by Drew Jurecka

Additional recording and engineering by Adam King, Les Cooper and Drew Jurecka
Additional editing by Adam King

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Jill Barber Vancouver, British Columbia

What sets Jill Barber apart is her distinctive voice and her ability to write an immediately memorable song.

On Fool's Gold, Jill continues to explore different musical styles, from traditional country, to jazz and Motown.

Jill's songs have always set a romantic mood, and on Fool's Gold, the romance is still very much alive, but she also introduces a new sexy Motown-inspired sound.
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