Barb Jungr - Man in the Long Black Coat - The Sunday Times
What to do if you admire Bob Dylan's songs, but not his singing? Barb Jungr laid out her stall almost a decade ago with her gorgeous disc Every Grain of Sand. Just in time for the great man's 70th birthday, she returns with a pensive, unfailingly literate collection drawn from her more recent recordings, with the addition of four newly recorded tracks, including the haunting title number and a delicious version of Sara. Jungr never follows the obvious route: the subtle criss-crossing of jazz, folk and rock influences may well give purists nightmares. The lyrics glow even brighter, however, and the musicianship is never less than first-rate.