Recent CD Reviews
July 1, 2016
May 7,2016 Leonid Auskern JAZZ QUAD English translation
May 4, 2016 Grady Harp AMAZON.COM
What People Are Saying about...
Elektra Kurtis & Ensemble Elektra
“Elektra Kurtis’ music has a distinct and unique commercial appeal. It can best be described as a weave of International instruments and flavors with a dash of genre versatility. They have created, as a team; a new age meets old world sound.” Danie Cortese ~ President / CEO Danie Cortese Entertainment & Publicity Inc.
“Profound yearning, ecstatic wailing and an aching beauty – in a rather original context.” E.J. Janelli ~ music reporter for All about Jazz
“An eclectic group of musicians….” Keith Hannaleck ~Muzik Man ~ Muzikman.com
“There’s a buzz going on for this local sensation…..that have a fine, exotic and refreshing Mediterranean vibe.” Downtown Music Gallery
“Elektra Kurtis uses her musical diversity to her advantage…her music seems like a multi – cultural extension of Elektra herself & a most interesting one at that.” Eer –Music.com
“…..quite rewarding music with a mixture of musical styles. Elektra Kurtis being clearly a dominant force but backed by great musicians makes the results splendid.” Jazz at a Glance – Jazz Notes
“A real world music in which its creators reach to tradition, but express it in a very contemporary way.” Cosmopolitan Magazine - Poland
"....rhythmically addictive music...Elektra's exuberant hybrids mix folk and ethnic traditions with jazz, pop and Bartokian angularity combine infectious rhythms with old fashioned American fiddling" October 2014, The Strad - Bruce Hodges
Radio Stations...what some say about Bridges from the East
in CMJ NEW WORLD TOP 40 in July 2015
National - PRI/The World multiNationalworld/variety ON
On Line - Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe/Album... cd of the month ON
Boulder/Denver - KGNU/World 88.5/1390 Boulder/Denverworld ON In the air studio.
DJ's are liking it!!
New York - WFIT/Global Groove! 89.5 Melbourneworld ON
Terrific album!! We love it
Fort Wayne - WBOI/Folktales 88.7 Fort Wayneworld ON ADDed.
This is one of those wonderfully 'fringe' albums that I love having in the FT collection, and I always look to tucking pieces from collections like this into my last musical odyssey of the show.
Fairbanks - KUAC/Afternoon Concert 89.9 Fairbanksclassical ON ADDed.
Darn interesting. It crosses a few genre thresholds successfully.
California - KCSB/World 91.9 Santa Barbaraworld ON ADDed.
Love it! It is gorgeous!!!
Florida - WSLR/Bop & Beyond 95.5 Sarasotavariety ON Playing:
Eastern Caravan. An innovative recording.
Massachusetts - WCUW/Mix Up World 91.3 Worcesterworld ON ADDed.
This is absolutely fantastic.
New Mexico - KUNM/New Releases 89.9 Albuquerquenew releases ON ADDed.
Such a gorgeous record.
Santa Fe - KSFR/Audio Saucepan 101.1Santa Fe jazz ON Playing: Zeibekiko