'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.
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'Her voice rises up from the depths of despair to indeed provide hope for troubled times...Jungr, a critically acclaimed, fearless powerhouse of a vocalist, wears her heart on her sleeve come what may.'more >>The Huffington Post
'Jungr is so supernal at what she does that she transcends any sort of easy categorizing and rises to a uniquely higher plane. Part of the explanation is her ability to delve into songs and find things in them even their manufacturers hadn't realized were there.'more >>New York Times
'Ms. Jungr, a passionate Dylanologist, can squeeze more juice out of a Dylan song than just about anybody.'more >>All About Jazz
'The most innovative singer in jazz since Cassandra Wilson...'more >>Specs Blog
'thing of wonder'more >>Jazz Weekly
'Lots of original ideas here, and [Barb] makes them all seem logical as well as fresh.'more >>The Telegraph
'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.'more >>Midwest Record
'Another winning set for the cabaret crew on Mars.'more >>Choice
'Barb has that uncanny ability to burrow to the heart of a song and make it her own.'more >>Record Collector
'Barb Jungr explores an eclectic repertoire on the haunting Shelter From The Storm.'Jazzwise
'Vocalist Barb Jungr pulls off quite a coup on her ninth album for Linn...this fine album possesses a special poignancy.'more >>R2
'Superb...she sings with enormous intellectual and emotional clarity on a marvellously eclectic repertoire...'more >>Jazz Views
'The overall standard set on this album, is extremely high but as with all Barb Jungr recordings, there is always one track that takes the bar even higher. On this occasion it is the Joni Mitchell classic rock anthem "Woodstock" where the restrained vocal delivery is no less than spine chilling with piano, bass and drums fully catching the mood and reflection of the era.'more >>BBC Radio Scotland ‘The Jazz House’
'Barb is unrivalled as a song stylist. She brings great depth and insight to the song.'The Sunday Times
'Just about the best Dylan interpreter around, Jungr dissects the title song against a McCoy Tyner-ish backdrop.'more >>BBC Radio Merseyside ‘On the Beat’
'You’ll know this song, but never like this before.'The Crack
'The pair have crafted three new songs (which are well worth the admission alone)...Wonderful.'more >>Boycotting Trends
'Through her passionate, sensitive and intelligent reinterpretations, Jungr continues to ensure that the work of many artists "lives on" in vibrant and re-energised ways.'more >>Kind of Jazz
'The Dylan and Cohen covers are, as one has come to expect from Jungr, quite superb.'more >>