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Jazz Times
'What matters is the exquisite quality of the work – their union of Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" with Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" is a particular standout – its immense value heightened by three superb Jungr-Hobgood originals, including an astute nod to Nina Simone.'
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AXS
'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.'
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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.'
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New York Times
'Ms. Jungr, a passionate Dylanologist, can squeeze more juice out of a Dylan song than just about anybody.'
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All About Jazz
'The most innovative singer in jazz since Cassandra Wilson...'
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Specs Blog
'thing of wonder'
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Jazz Weekly
'Lots of original ideas here, and [Barb] makes them all seem logical as well as fresh.'
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The Telegraph
4 Stars
'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.'
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Midwest Record
'Another winning set for the cabaret crew on Mars.'
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Choice
'Barb has that uncanny ability to burrow to the heart of a song and make it her own.'
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Record Collector
'Barb Jungr explores an eclectic repertoire on the haunting Shelter From The Storm.'
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Jazzwise
4 Stars
'Vocalist Barb Jungr pulls off quite a coup on her ninth album for Linn...this fine album possesses a special poignancy.'
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R2
4 Stars
'Superb...she sings with enormous intellectual and emotional clarity on a marvellously eclectic repertoire...'
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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.'
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BBC Radio Scotland ‘The Jazz House’
'Barb is unrivalled as a song stylist. She brings great depth and insight to the song.'
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BBC Radio Merseyside ‘On the Beat’
'You’ll know this song, but never like this before.'
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The Crack
'The pair have crafted three new songs (which are well worth the admission alone)...Wonderful.'
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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.'
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Kind of Jazz
'The Dylan and Cohen covers are, as one has come to expect from Jungr, quite superb.'
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Barb Jungr - Shelter From The Storm - The Sunday Times


21 February 2016
The Sunday Times
Clive Davis

The thinking person's cabaret singer edges closer towards jazz, teaming up with the American pianist Laurence Hobgood, best known as chief collaborator with the even more cerebral Kurt Elling. The bassist Michael Olatuja and the percussionist Wilson Torres complete a sleek line-up. Just about the best Dylan interpreter around, Jungr dissects the title song against a McCoy Tyner-ish backdrop. West Side Story's Something's Coming is slyly funky, and there's a skittish waltz on Bowie's Life on Mars. Stars Lazy but Shining is the pick of the originals.


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