“Fairytales and myths abound with characters like vocalist Ayelet Rose Gottlieb. […] 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 endeavour to expand vocal jazz.”
~ Celeste Sunderland, All About Jazz
Ayelet’s Sextet was active in NYC between 2002-2009.
From 2004, and on Upto Here | From Here the band personnel featured:
“ […] and then a musical image that recalls the origins of her family. Ayelet’s grandmother, I imagine her on a terrace on the hills near Jerusalem, between the pomegranates in bloom, while cats roam around […] This track is named after Venezia Mizrahi, a name that makes us understand the journey that is at the heart of this wonderful music.”
~Corrado Beldi, Rolling Stone, Italia
“After a hundred years, is it still possible to say something new in jazz? Gottlieb demonstrates powerfully that there is.Harmonically intricate compositions weave chords of melody out of voice, saxophone and trumpet.”
~Jeff Pinzino, Casual Listening