With her dazzling free improvisational style, brilliant compositional facility, global music palette and her ability to sing in her native Hebrew, in English and with no words at all, Ayelet Rose Gottlieb is unlike anyone you’ve heard before. Only 27, Ayelet has a level of musical sophistication, daring and curiosity that enables her to seamlessly meld her many influences including Ornette Coleman, Laurie Anderson, Egyptian chanteuse Oum Koulthm, Eastern European melodies and Middle Eastern scales all in a breathtaking improvisational approach.
MAYIM RABIM (TZADIK, JUNE 27, 2006)
MAYIM RABIM is based on the Song of Songs, ancient Hebrew erotica from King Solomon that is found in the Bible. MAYIM RABIM evolved out of her Song of Songs-based composition, “Al Mishkavi (As I Lay),” which was featured on her first CD, Internal-External, selected by ALL ABOUT JAZZ-NY as the BEST DEBUT OF 2004. She composed the song cycle to 10 segments of the text and presents it in its original Hebrew. In Song of Songs, Ayelet found an incredible work of poetry about love, a human sentiment that surely incorporates the full color range of emotions.
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb- Voice, Compositions
Michael Gottlieb- Voice
Deanna Neil and Michal Cohen- Background Vocals
Michael Winograd- Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Anat Fort- Piano
Rufus Cappadocia- Five String Cello
Take Toriyama- Drums and Percussion
Special Guest- Galeet Dardashti- Persian Trope