POP CULTURE CLASSICS
by Paul Freeman
TAMUZ NISSIM – “CAPTURING CLOUDS”
With an exquisite, expressive, entrancing voice, Tamuz Nissim has been building excitement among jazz aficionados. The Israeli-born, New York-based vocalist dazzles on her newly released fourth album. Thanks to her arresting approach, each song becomes a beautiful breath of fresh air.
There’s not only a sweetness and delicious delicacy to Nissim’s voice, but also a vibrancy and versatility. She finds the true meaning of every word she sings, but can also convey a great deal through vocalese.
Nissim puts her disarming imprint on such classics as Jimmy McHugh’s “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” George Harrison’s “Here Comes the Sun” and Nick Drake’s “Saturday Sun.” There are many “sun” references on the album and Nissim brings to the music her own special radiance. She also charms with the Tom Waits tune “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up.”