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Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Betzidei Drachim [Roadsides]

Read "Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Betzidei Drachim [Roadsides]" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


Israeli, Canada-based vocalist Ayelet Rose Gottlieb attempts in her fourth solo album to portray a possible peaceful vision of the Middle-East through a wise arrangement of Israeli and Palestinian poetry. These poems, all sung in Hebrew (and all translated to English) suggest that behind the conflict, contrasting historical, political and even cultural narratives live people who share like-minded passions, dreams and loves, often in relation to the same shared natural scenery. Gottlieb composed these poems over a long time, few ...

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Album Review

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Upto Here | From Here

Read "Upto Here | From Here" reviewed by Elliott Simon


Singer/songwriter Ayelet Rose Gottlieb's last project, an interpretation of the Bible's erotic Song of Songs, was a genre-straddler that succeeded both instrumentally and vocally. With Upto Here | From Here she stretches out with very strong originals in the presence of some NYC jazz stalwarts: drummer Take Toriyama, bassist Ed Schuller, pianist Anat Fort, saxophonist Loren Stillman and trumpeter Avishai Cohen. This modern jazz session highlights her voice as an integral instrument in what becomes a texturally heady setting.

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Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Upto Here From Here

Read "Upto Here From Here" reviewed by Martin Gladu


There is an age-old Jewish blessing that goes, “May you be credited with as many rewards as the seeds of the pomegranate." Considering each bud contains exactly 613 arils--and as many reward possibilities--the saying illustrates the atmosphere of generosity and plenitude surrounding Tishrey celebrations.Singer/composer Ayelet Rose Gottlieb not only loves her pomegranates, but her perky musical persona proves to be somehow analogous to the fruit's astringent, bittersweet taste. At times moderately mischievous and wily, at others more philosophical ...

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Take Five With Aylet Rose Gottlieb

Read "Take Five With Aylet Rose Gottlieb" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Ayelet Rose Gottlieb:“A commanding vocalist" New York TimesBorn in Jerusalem, Ayelet's sound incorporates both western and middle-eastern musical flavors. She leads several critically acclaimed projects including: “Mayim Rabim"--a song cycle she composed to segments of the erotic biblical poem Song of Songs, released in '06 on John Zorn's Tzadik Records.The piece is performed as a staged concert with video projections; her jazz sextet, formed in 2002, is about to release a new CD, ...

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Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Mayim Rabim

Read "Mayim Rabim" reviewed by Elliott Simon


Mayim Rabim is replete with compositions that are able to stand on their own as superb improvisational vehicles for a fine eclectic group of musicians--Israeli-born vocalist Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, pianist Anat Fort, clarinetist Michael Winograd (whose development into a world class klezmer-jazz artist continues to impress), drummer Take Toriyama, cellist Rufus Cappadocia, and four additional vocalists--to deliver eleven sensual pieces. Lyrically, these works draw on material from the Bible's most erotic literature, Shir Hashirim, or Song of Songs, each song ...

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Album Review

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Internal/External

Read "Internal/External" reviewed by Celeste Sunderland


Fairytales and myths abound with characters like vocalist Ayelet Rose Gottlieb. One recent night the tiny being took the stage at Cornelia Street Café. Dressed in filmy black attire, with a purple beaded, net kerchief wrapped around her cascading dark hair, she resembled a midnight mermaid glittering with dew from the sea. Upon opening her mouth, it seemed the 25 year-old’s ancestry must include those bewitching sirens of Greek legend, though her music is culled from a ...


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