Sai Ghose Trio: India Looking West
The album's title track drives up-tempo with a deep, dark, mysterious melody. The trio lightens it up so that Ghose's "East meets West" theme can explore both worlds simultaneously. Later, his "Three or Four" toys with meter, alternating the two rhythms in an unpredictable manner. It's refreshing. Standards, such as "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise," receive a fresh look without straying too far from the beaten path. The Sai Ghose Trio performs timeless music the way Nat and Ella and Louis sang it: straight ahead and loyal to tradition.
Track Listing: Staccato; HMG Blues; India Looking West; In a Sentimental Mood; Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise; There is No Greater Love; Beautiful Love; Three or Four; Close Your Eyes; Night and Day; Time to Come.
Personnel: Sai Ghose- piano; Jerry Wilfong- bass; Mike Connors- drums.
Record Label: Summit Records