Limelight ABC Magazine
Peter Wockner

Shimmer... - 4 stars (rates as "Excellent")

Contemporary tunes, American songbook, jazz standards and three compelling originals adorn Jensen’s fourth album. The opener, an original ‘Spend a Little Time with Me’ reminded me of how Patricia Barber crafts and delivers a dynamic, storytelling lyric. An impeccable choice of material and musicians including James Muller, Matt McMahon & Graham Jesse complement Jensen’s versatility as a subtle vocal stylist. She un-tethers her sidemen on Stevie Wonder’s ‘Higher Ground’ while rising to the occasion herself on Toots Thieleman’s challenging ‘Bluesette’. Jensen’s conviction on Mose Allison’s blues protest ‘Everybody’s Crying Mercy’ is matched by her funk on Sting’s ‘If You Love Somebody’.