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Just Like A Woman - Hymn To Nina

Barb Jungr

Just Like A Woman - Hymn To Nina

...Barb Jungr sings Nina Simone
BKD 309 (Linn Records)
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1
Black Is The Colour / Break Down And Let It All Out

Black Is The Colour / Break Down And Let It All Out

Soloist Barb Jungr 
Band

Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren, Johnny Lee, Danny Thompson, Mark Lockheart

Writer

Traditional, Van McCoy

Arranger Barb Jungr, Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren
4:31 Play $1.70
2
Just Like A Woman

Just Like A Woman

Soloist Barb Jungr 
Band

Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren, Johnny Lee, Danny Thompson, Mark Lockheart

Writer

Bob Dylan

Arranger Barb Jungr, Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren
5:34 Play $3.40
3
Lilac Wine

Lilac Wine

Soloist Barb Jungr
Band

Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren, Johnny Lee, Danny Thompson, Mark Lockheart

Writer

James H Shelton

Arranger Barb Jungr, Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren
5:09 Play $3.40
4
The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Soloist Barb Jungr 
Band

Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren, Johnny Lee, Danny Thompson, Mark Lockheart

Writer

Bob Dylan

Arranger Barb Jungr, Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren
3:16 Play $1.70
5
Angel Of The Morning

Angel Of The Morning

Soloist Barb Jungr 
Band

Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren, Johnny Lee, Danny Thompson, Mark Lockheart

Writer

Chip Taylor

Arranger Barb Jungr, Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren
5:27 Play $3.40
6
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Soloist Barb Jungr 
Band

Jenny Carr , Jessica Lauren, Johnny Lee, Danny Thompson, Mark Lockheart

Writer

Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus

Arranger Barb Jungr, Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren
4:28 Play $1.70
7
Keeper Of The Flame

Keeper Of The Flame

Soloist Barb Jungr 
Band

Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren, Johnny Lee, Danny Thompson, Mark Lockheart

Writer

Charles Derringer

Arranger Barb Jungr, Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren
4:37 Play $1.70
8
To Love Somebody

To Love Somebody

Soloist Barb Jungr
Band

Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren, Johnny Lee, Danny Thompson, Mark Lockheart 

Writer

Barry Alan Gibb, Robin Hugh Gibb

Arranger Barb Jungr, Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren
5:19 Play $3.40
9
One Morning In May / The Pusher

One Morning In May / The Pusher

Soloist Barb Jungr 
Band

Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren, Johnny Lee, Danny Thompson, Mark Lockheart

Writer

Traditional, Hoyt Wayne Axton

Arranger Barb Jungr, Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren
6:38 Play $3.40
10
Ballad Of Hollis Brown

Ballad Of Hollis Brown

Soloist Barb Jungr 
Band

Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren, Johnny Lee, Danny Thompson, Mark Lockheart 

Writer

Bob Dylan

Arranger Barb Jungr, Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren
4:57 Play $1.70
11
Feeling Good

Feeling Good

Soloist Barb Jungr 
Band

Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren, Johnny Lee, Danny Thompson, Mark Lockheart

Writer

Leslie Bricusse, Anthony George Newley

Arranger Barb Jungr, Jenny Carr, Jessica Lauren
3:17 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 53 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Just Like A Woman is Barb Jungr's hymn to the late, great Nina Simone.

Originally released in 2008 Just Like A Woman has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning catalogue.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet

‘Barb Jungr is neither jazz diva nor blues belter, but she does have a compelling way of injecting truth into a song.' Evening Standard

‘The most startling pieces here are the medleys.' The Independent

‘A fabulous new album... radical and boldly imaginative reinventions of the Simone favourites.' Record Collector

‘Jungr's phrasing and ability to slide across end rhymes in to the next line are the stuff of revelation.' Jazzwise

This beautiful, haunting album combines Barb's compelling arrangements and resolute delivery to bring a fresh perspective on these songs. Named ‘Jazz Album of the Week' by The Independent, Barb Jungr proves she is a ‘peerless interpreter' as she makes these songs her own, drawing subtle qualities from the lyrics with a moving lightness of touch to make their message utterly contemporary. 

Perhaps most famous for her re-workings of Bob Dylan songs Barb has included Ballad Of Hollis Brown, The Times They Are A Changin' and a soul-meets-reggae influenced Just Like A Woman. Barb has surrounded herself with some of the UK's finest musicians including Danny Thompson on bass and Mark Lockheart on saxophone and clarinets. 
 

Booklet Note:

Nina Simone embraced utterly Louis Armstrong's understanding of music: ‘What we play is life' and ‘My whole life, my whole soul, my whole spirit is to blow that horn.' She sang and played with everything she had got and she took songs and inspiration from everything in her life and world. This was both her strength and her weakness, for that full commitment, that passion, is too strong a flavour for those of faint heart.

I grew up loving Nina Simone; that uncategorisable voice, her uncompromising approach to material, fearlessness in changing lyric and arrangement to make songs personal, and courageous musicianship.

So when I heard her spirit speak, demanding that I make a collection dedicated to her, I complied without question. This is my ‘hymn to Nina'.

© Barb Jungr, 2008

 

Musicians:
Jenny Carr piano
Jessica Lauren keyboards & harmonicas
Johnny Lee drums & percussion
Danny Thompson bass
Mark Lockheart saxophones & clarinets 

Recording Information:
Recorded at Livingston Studios, London, UK from 19-21 November 2007
Mixed at Carlekemp Studios, North Berwick, UK
Engineered by Calum Malcolm & Sonny
Produced by Calum Malcolm with Barb Jungr
Original photography by Steve Ullathorne
Design by gmtoucari.com

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The Telegraph
4 Stars
"Communicating real, heart-felt emotion is what this cabaret singer is all about."
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Bebop Spoken Here
...I can only describe the experience as WOW! See her for yourself.
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Three Weeks
5 Stars
Barb Jungr Sings Nina Simone - live at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
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Coda (Ireland)
Simply an exceptional interpreter.
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Rock 'n' Reel
3 Stars
Barb Jungr, who has previously interpreted Bob Dylan and Jacques Brel, pays homage to Nina Simone over eleven songs.
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Atlantic Audio Society
She makes the often-copied songs her very own.
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High Fidelity (Poland)
4½ Stars
A superb review in this Polish audiophile publication.
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The Jazz Rag
A constantly-gripping programme.
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Jazzwise
3 Stars
Jungr's phrasing and ability to slide across end rhymes in to the next line are the stuff of revelation.
more >>

Record Collector
4 Stars
A fabulous new album by Barb Jungr
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The Independent
Jazz Album of the Week: Classy doesn't begin to sum it up.
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The Times
3 Stars
Imaginative arrangements of tunes associated with Nina Simone.
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The Scotsman
3 Stars
At first glance the title might lead you to expect another foray into Dylan territory, but the sub-title. "Hymn to Nina", reveals the real subject of this latest outing.
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Blues Art Journal
Nina's fans will be delighted with this joyous set, as no doubt will be Barb's too.
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Scotland on Sunday
3 Stars
Jungr's pure, throaty vocals have a fluidity and agility which allow her to pull off the trickiest numbers with graceful ease.
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Evening Standard
Barb Jungr is neither jazz diva nor blues belter, but she does have a compelling way of injecting truth into a song.
more >>

The Sunday Times
4 Stars
The real pleasure lies in the typically thoughtful juxtapositions of material
more >>

The Independent
4 Stars
The most startling pieces here are the medleys.
more >>

Uncut
Brave Simone tribute from classy British-based jazz singer.
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14 November 2014 to 14 November 2014
England
South Holland Arts Centre, Spalding Lincolnshire England United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain

16 November 2014 to 16 November 2014
England, London
St James Theatre, London
Barb Jungr sings Nina Simone
London Jazz Festival

21 November 2014 to 21 November 2014
England
The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

22 November 2014 to 22 November 2014
England
Ventnor Arts Club, Ventnor Isle of Wight England United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: the Songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

06 December 2014 to 06 December 2014
England
The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham England United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain

07 December 2014 to 07 December 2014
England, London
Crazy Coqs Cabaret, London England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special with Mari Wilson

12 December 2014 to 12 December 2014
England
Komedia, Brighton England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special

13 December 2014 to 13 December 2014
England, London
Vortex Jazz Club, London England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special

17 December 2014 to 17 December 2014
England
The Cinnamon Club, Altrincham England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special

19 December 2014 to 19 December 2014
England
New Greenham Arts, Newbury England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special

21 December 2014 to 21 December 2014
England
The Music Room Pizza Express, Maidstone England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special