Internal-External by Ayelet Rose Gottlieb איילת רוז גוטליב
Fairytales and myths abound with characters like vocalist Ayelet Rose Gottlieb. One recent night the tiny being took the stage at Cornelia Street Cafe. 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 place eastward across the Mediterranean. Gottlieb’s debut disc, Internal/External, combines her intense connection to Israeli roots with a vibrant endeavor to expand vocal jazz.