Album Remarks & Appraisals:
A polished and virtuosic jazz pianist, Ariel Pocock is an equally compelling vocalist, as evidenced on her stunning debut recording, Touchstone.
A fresh, interesting, and unique approach to the traditional role of the singer-pianist. Originally released independently, Touchstone spent three weeks on the JazzWeek charts in 2013. Features all-star band including Seamus Blake, Julian Lage, Larry Grenadier, and Eric Harland. Produced by Matt Pierson (Joshua Redman, Jane Monheit, Kenny Garrett).
The album is a dandy, featuring in equal measure Pocock's sinewy jazz piano and breezy vocal chops.
Jazz & Blues Florida
A true musical artist in her own right.
Personnel: Ariel Pocock (vocals, piano, pump organ); Julian Lage (guitar); Seamus Blake (tenor saxophone); Eric Harland (drums, percussion).
Recording information: Sear Sound.
Photographer: Christopher Drukker.
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