“As with the music of Haydn, Mozart or Duke Ellington, it is easy to get caught up in the surface beauty of a work and ignore the tremendous craft that goes into it. While Gottlieb is primarily known as a jazz artist, composer, and vocalist her music incorporates elements of Middle-Eastern musical styles, classical composition and post-Sgt. Pepper pop music in a comfortable fusion.“
– Daniel Scheide
Ayelet’s first Tzadik Records release, this is a song cycle based on the erotic biblical poetry of the Song of Songs.
Joined by a stellar band, this project continued to win prizes and awards, including a BRICLab residency and the 2008 “Best of the Boroughs” award.
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb – Voice & Compositions
Michael Gottlieb – Voice
Michal Cohen & Deanna Neil – Background Vocals (Daughters of Jerusalem)
Michael Winograd – Clarinets
Anat Fort – Piano
Rufus Cappadocia – 5 String Cello
Take Toriyama – Drums
Galeet Dardashti – Chanting Persian Trope
Videos by Renate Aller edited by Tamar Singer
Photos by Robbin Vallentine and Renate Aller