Patricia Barber performs classic songs by Thelonious Monk, Stevie Wonder, Rodgers & Hammerstein and more on her highly anticipated second standards album, Clique.

The upcoming release is the long-awaited successor to Nightclub, the pianist and singer’s critically acclaimed and fan-favourite first album of all standards from more than 20 years ago. Clique features tunes that Barber has frequently performed as encores throughout her illustrious career.

“The harmonic language of jazz, as well as that of the Great American Songbook, is certainly rich — look how much has come out of it — but it’s circumscribed,” says Barber. “I started wanting to hear something else.”