“a jazz vocalist with Leonard Cohen overtones […] the vibe and passion carry the date beyond language.”
AYELET ROSE GOTTLIEB/Roadsides: Singing in her native tongue, Gottlieb sounds like a jazz vocalist with Leonard Cohen overtones. How did Putumayo miss this for their international stuff? You don’t know what’s going on but these are songs loaded with poetry about distress in the middle east from all sides. If you’re one of those people that wants to dig into how the world is going to hell all over that region, this music that points toward hope could be your guide to finding doves to send over there. Gringos will need interpretation but the vibe and passion carry the date beyond language.