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Nefrit El-Or


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, From Greater Heights (2012)

See also:

Nefrit El-Or's site

Nefrit El-Or's Facebook page

Comparisons:

Sarah McLachlan, Jill Cohn, Paula Cole, Tori Amos, Carina Round

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Nefrit El-Or has a gorgeous voice, rather Tori Amos-ish or Carina Round-ish, and is a strong songwriter along the early- and mid-career Sarah McLachlan vein, as well. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Maya Blue is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Maya Blue (2003)
  • From Greater Heights (2012)

Maya Blue (2003)

Release info:

2003—Omm—NE5315

Availability:

Wide in U.S.

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Nefrit El-Or—vocals, acoustic guitars, keyboards

Guest artists:

Brian Weber—bass (2, 3, 7, 9)
Henny Ruyter—drums, bass (1, 5, 8, 10, 11)
Tanya Nu—violin
John Wiggins—trumpet
Kevin Burns—electric guitar
Jenny Lee—cello

Produced by:

Nefrit El-Or

Comments:

This is an impressive debut, and El-Or's vocals, especially, are remarkable. I'm a little surprised more pop fans haven't discovered her wonderful voice. Her songs are quite compelling, and really, those lovely vocals are hard to ignore. Overall, I highly recommend Maya Blue as an album, and I'm definitely interested in hearing where she goes from here. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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