Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

13 Lunar Meditations: Summoning the Witches (NA)

Described as an “intoxicating vocalist” (Vancouver Sun) with an “individually rigorous tone” (Ben Ratliff, New York Times), Jerusalem-born and Montreal-based composer and vocalist, Ayelet Rose Gottlieb is an international performer, an explorer of sound and a seeker of musical adventures. Her unique blend of jazz, middle-eastern & Jewish music, combined with her innovative approach to composition and improvisation has led her to fascinating collaborations. Ayelet’s multilingual and multicultural approach is a constant thread through all of her work. Her new recording, “13 Lunar Meditations: Summoning the Witches” is her eleventh album as a bandleader or co-leader.

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except Dissipating Discus (tr 8) composition by Ayelet Rose Gottlieb and DB Boyko; Produced by Ayelet Rose Gottlieb and DB Boyko

LEAD VOCALS: Ayelet Rose Gottlieb and Jay Clayton
Choeur Luna conducted by DB Boyko: Damaris Baker, Christiane Charbonneau (featured - tr 8), Seçkin Cinar (featured - tr 6), David Cronkite, Kathy Kennedy, Maya Kuroki (featured - tr 8 & 13), Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Stefani Recheshter, Vergil Sharkya', Graham Webber

BAND: Eylem Basaldi - Turkish violin, Aram Bajakian - guitar, Stéphane Diamantakiou - upright bass, Ivan Bamford - drums

GUEST VOICES: Andrea Superstein (tr. 3 & 12), Bes Davies (tr 4), Eylem Basaldi (tr 6), DB Boyko (tr 6 & 8), Malika Zarra (tr 7), Yasmin, Maor & Maia Levavi (tr 7), Sofia Rei (tr 9), Aram Bajakian (tr 10), Shelly Mehari (tr 12) Kyoko Kitamura (tr 13)

Recorded and mixed by Padraig Buttner-Schnirer, Mastered by Chris Gestrin; Choeur Luna assembled with the help of Christine Duncan, Joan Hétu, and Kathy Kennedy;
Artwork by Sarit Evrani, Design by Dan Levi; We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Track Listing

  1. Even an Ancient Vision Has its Moment of Birth
  2. Lotte and the Moon | words: Anna Smaill (New Zealand)
  3. Yare'ah | words: Nathan Alterman, chosen by Rachel Gottlieb (Israel) translated by: Ayelet Rose Gottlieb
  4. Mond | words: Noemi Deslex (Switzerland)
  5. Venus and the Moon | words: Bes Davies (Australia)
  6. Imagine a Mammoth Glowing Pearl
  7. Moon Story | words: Katie Bull (USA)
  8. Patience | words: Sems-i Tebrizi, chosen by Nihan Devecioglu (Turkey)
  9. Yasmoon's Moon words L'Kamar: Malika Zarra (Morocco) words Yasmoon's Moon: Yasmin, Maor and Maia Levavi
  10. Side C: Dissipating Discus
  11. Dissipating Discus | words: Birdie Lawson (USA); Shelly Mehari (Israel); Franny Silverman (USA)
  12. Luna | words: Sofía Rei (Argentina / USA)
  13. Moon Over Gaza words: Moon Over Gaza: Naomi Shihab Nye (Palestine / USA) words:
  14. Almost Summer: Ayelet Rose Gottlieb (Israel / Canada) words: I Come From There: Mahmoud Darwish (Palestine)
  15. translated by Anton Shammas, chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye
  16. However Thin You Might Be, This Night You Illuminate
  17. Tsuki | words: Kyoko Kitamura (Japan / USA)
  18. Traveler Woman | words: Gem Salsberg (Canada)
  19. Desert Moon | words: Shelly Mehari (Israel) translated by: Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

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