5

Tamuz Nissim & George Nazos: Liquid Melodies

C. Michael Bailey By

Sign in to view read count
"New York City-based Israeli jazz singer" is a cultural metaphor, but that is exactly what singer Tamuz Nissim is. Born into a creative family in Tel Aviv, educated at the Royal Conservatoire of Den Haag, Nissim emerged into to a bourgeoning recording arena with the release of her debut recording, The Music Stays in a Dream (Self Produced, 2013), a collection of ten original compositions that was critically well received. Presently, she joins forces with guitarist George Nazos for Liquid Melodies, a beautifully quirky recital of mostly originals that are so smart they can bend light.

Nissim's voice and Nazos' guitar have much in common. They are both creatively untethered from conventional wisdom and melodic conventions. The two possess a freedom principle that is not afraid to take chances as is the case with Nissim's performance of Charlie Parker's "Chasing the Bird," (with lyrics written by Nissim) in duet with trombonist Willie Applewhiteh, who together merrily deconstruct this bebop classic. Nazos shows his mettle on his composition "Isn't it Strange," where the guitarist, using a slightly fluffy tone, provides Nissim and Applewhite a circuitous melody, doubling voice and trombone, that could have been only conceived while quaffing a neon blue drink at Chalmun's Cantina in the fabled Mos Eisley. That is how special this music is.

Track Listing: Rainbows; Chasing the Bird; Liquid Melodies; Isn’t That Strange; Fascinating Rhythm; Lonely City; Make Believe; Sleepless Night; Piroulita; On a Clear Day; Street of Stars.

Personnel: Tamuz Nissin: vocals; George Nazos: guitar; Willie Applewhite: trombone; Danny Weller: bass; Ronen Itzik: drums.

Title: Liquid Melodies | Year Released: 2017 | Record Label: Self Produced


Tags

Related Video

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Harmony of Difference CD/LP/Track Review Harmony of Difference
by Phil Barnes
Published: October 18, 2017
Read No Answer CD/LP/Track Review No Answer
by Karl Ackermann
Published: October 18, 2017
Read Agrima CD/LP/Track Review Agrima
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: October 18, 2017
Read Bright Yellow with Bass CD/LP/Track Review Bright Yellow with Bass
by Glenn Astarita
Published: October 18, 2017
Read Kurrent CD/LP/Track Review Kurrent
by C. Andrew Hovan
Published: October 17, 2017
Read Duets CD/LP/Track Review Duets
by Jakob Baekgaard
Published: October 17, 2017
Read "Groovin' Hard: Live at the Penthouse 1964-1968" CD/LP/Track Review Groovin' Hard: Live at the Penthouse 1964-1968
by Chris M. Slawecki
Published: August 27, 2017
Read "The Sun Though the Rain" CD/LP/Track Review The Sun Though the Rain
by Geannine Reid
Published: July 31, 2017
Read "Christmastime in New Orleans" CD/LP/Track Review Christmastime in New Orleans
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: December 11, 2016
Read "Then and Now" CD/LP/Track Review Then and Now
by Duncan Heining
Published: May 2, 2017
Read "The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Rapture" CD/LP/Track Review The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Rapture
by Troy Dostert
Published: April 13, 2017
Read "Follow Your Heart" CD/LP/Track Review Follow Your Heart
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 25, 2017

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.