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July 1, 2016

MIDWEST RECORD

CHRIS SPECTOR,

Bill Wahl

Jazz-Blues Magazine

July 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

 

Recently...

"....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

http://www.pri.org/music-heard-on-air/pris-world/2015-06-01

On Line - Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe/Album... cd of the month ON

http://dirtydogjazz.com/Blog/index.php/playlist-for-july-2015-a-definitive-guide-to-new-releases-in-jazz/

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