Barb Jungr "Shelter From The Storm" CD
Barb Jungr's unrivalled ability as an enthralling song stylist brings new depth and insight into songs by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sondheim & Bernstein and Peter Gabriel.
Albums of the Year 2016 Andy Robson, Jazzwise
'Barb Jungr is the alchemist among jazz singers. She takes dubious songs, and turns them into gold. And she takes songs we already knew were gold, and makes them interestingly different… She is truly a marvel, who should not be missed.' The Telegraph
'Vocalist Barb Jungr pulls off quite a coup on her ninth album for Linn...this fine album possesses a special poignancy.' Jazzwise
'The Dylan and Cohen covers are, as one has come to expect from Jungr, quite superb...But perhaps the biggest surprise on Shelter is the quality of Jungr's own compositions.' Kind of Jazz
Barb Jungr's profoundly original arrangements of contemporary American songs have seen her recognised as one of the most important interpreters of the works of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. This brand new album includes Dylan, Cohen and a host of songs by other acclaimed contemporary writers. Shelter From The Storm also includes three brand new songs written by Jungr and pianist Laurence Hobgood, well-known for his GRAMMY Award-winning hard-core jazz and partnership with Kurt Elling.
Of his first major collaboration since Elling, Hobgood stated 'I'm not just thrilled to be collaborating with Barb Jungr; I'm energized, inspired, and downright giddy at having matched with a "musician's singer" - a superb vocalist whose musical intelligence is its own formidable, evolved force with which to reckon.' Together Jungr and Hobgood are an exciting tour de force, skilfully supported by Michael Olatuja (bass) and Wilson Torres (percussion).
These 'songs of hope' are a much-needed antidote to today's 'troubled times'; an uplifting message superbly realised by a superb singer.
- Bali Hai
- Stars Lazy But Shining
- Shelter From The Storm
- Sisters Of Mercy
- Venus Rising
- Something's Coming
- Hymn To Nina
- All Along The Watchtower / In Your Eyes
- Life on Mars? / Space Oddity
- Long Walk Home
- What The World Needs Now Is Love