SHELTER FROM THE STORM
Songs of Hope for Troubled Times
LAURENCE HOBGOOD on piano
with Wilson Torres on percussion and Matt Clohesy on bass
Barb Jungr is delighted to return to Joe’s Pub with a major new album and live project, which marks her return to Linn Records Jazz Roster.
Released in February 2016 in the UK and April in the USA, Shelter From The Storm sees Barb, regarded as one of the finest interpreters of popular song, join hands across the Atlantic in a collaboration with Laurence Hobgood, the American progressive and contemporary jazz piano virtuoso. This exciting new album project was recorded at Sear Sound Studio NYC with Calum Malcolm at the controls and is co-produced by Calum, Laurence and Barb.
In his first major collaboration since his work with Kurt Elling (with whom he won a Grammy for the album, Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman), Laurence Hobgood said: “I’m not just thrilled to be collaborating with Barb Jungr; I’m energized, inspired and downright giddy at having (been) matched with a “musician’s singer” – a superb vocalist whose musical intelligence is its own formidable, evolved force with which to reckon. And the reckoning is a blast!”
Shelter From The Storm includes three original songs by Barb and Laurence, alongside material by Dylan, Cohen, Mitchell, Springsteen, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, Peter Gabriel and Bacharach and David.
Barb is featured in an exciting new TV 6-part TV series; a collaboration between CPTV (Connecticut Public Television) and the Kate (the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center). The first series is scheduled for spring 2016 and each show will highlight the work of bold contemporary performers who break the barriers of their genres. As well as an interview, Barb’s edition features the live concert of Shelter From the Storm recorded at the Kate last September.
"One of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today" (Village Voice, New York) and "one of the best nightclub singers in the world" (Time Out New York), Jungr is “a fearless iconoclast who dives into the deepest waters of popular song to wrest exotic treasure from the ocean floor" (The New York Times). Her earlier Dylan collection, Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan: Every Grain of Sand (Linn Records 2002), which the Wall Street Journal called “the most significant vocal album of the 21st century thus far”, is now regarded as a cult classic album.
“Jungr is mistress of all she surveys.... This music is the North American Songbook’s climax,revealed by its greatest interpreter.” 5-stars (The Independent)
“...a four star show...The most literate of singers, Jungr is the perfect interpreter of this kind of material.” (The Times)