Barb Jungr - Shelter From The Storm - Jazz Weekly

Here are a couple of female vocalists that sound fresh in selecting and delivering material.

Barb Jungr goes beyond the usual Tin Pan Alley with Kurt Elling's pianist Laurence Hobgood and Michael Olatuja/b and Wilson Torres/perc. Her voice is cider sweet, and she's not shy with trying clever material by the likes of David Bowie on "Life On Mars?/Space Oddity"and Bob Dylan "All Along The Watchtower" with both swinging effectively. She gets percussive to Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" and adds interesting hues to "Something's Coming." Lots of original ideas here, and she makes them all seem logical as well as fresh.

Jazz Weekly
01 April 2016