Tamara Turner - CDBaby.com
An absolutely exquisite marriage between Middle Eastern tradition and modern jazz combo. With mesmerizing female vocals, beautifully weaving and diving and dipping around through embellishments and ornamentation, half playfully, half intentfully, the composite sound of Stephan Athanas & the ContempArabic Jazz Ensemble ranges from smoky and serious to light and frolicsome. This is a breathtaking meeting of worlds that manages to honor both traditions separately while also creating a third world worthy of pause and admiration. Quite a stunning record.
Tamara Turner - cdbaby.com