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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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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.
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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.
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The Sunday Times
4 Stars
The real pleasure lies in the typically thoughtful juxtapositions of material
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The Independent
4 Stars
The most startling pieces here are the medleys.
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Uncut
Brave Simone tribute from classy British-based jazz singer.
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Barb Jungr live from the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh - Three Weeks


15 August 2008
Three Weeks
5 Stars

Although Jungr claims that 'If it's good enough for Nina, it's good enough for me', this is far from your usual tribute act. She doesn't dress like Simone, or sing exactly like Simone, or attempt to imitate her in any way, but instead brings her own magic to classics such as 'Feeling Good', 'I Put A Spell On You', and 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood'. Jungr's phenomenal stage presence, her witty banter between songs, and her voice, entrancing enough to make you shiver, was so compelling that I couldn't take my eyes from the stage for the whole performance - and it wasn't just because of her rather fluorescent orange shawl. All in all, this was a flawless performance which made for a perfectly enchanting evening.
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