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Sai Ghose: New Blood

Read "New Blood" reviewed by Jim Santella

Jazz's modern mainstream needs new blood in the form of emerging artists, innovative ideas, and creative new compositions. Pianist Sai Ghose comes up with a welcome plan on New Blood, bringing several new pieces to interpret with his quartet. They're tight. Everything seems to click as the four artists turn loose a spate of creative fire that spins with a rhythmic groove while paying respects to melodic beauty.

Six AM comes equipped with a gospel flavor that soothes ...

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Sai Ghose Trio: E-Motion

Read "E-Motion" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

When I reviewed Sai Ghose's previous Summit release, Fingers and Toes, I said it had “vibrant energy" with “strong, catchy melodies." The same things apply to this new one, E-motion, which is also full of singable, lingering tunes that practically beg for lyrics. Always a strong composer, Ghose has matured--on E-Motion his intriguing mood and tempo shifts have become discrete movements within a piece.

For example, “Only to Depart" begins with Ghose playing a dark, intense bass line. ...

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Sai Ghose Trio: E-Motion

Read "E-Motion" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

E-Motion opens with a tune entitled “Little Monster," and the sound does seem to harbor a bit of monstrous malevolence: a hard swing, a robust and brash tenor sax in front of the trio, a punchy dark-toned melody.The Sai Ghose Trio adds saxophonist Sean Berry to the mix on four of these eight tunes, with captivating results, mixing up the piano trio with an added dimension. The rhythm team seems to tighten and intensify behind the reedman, and ...

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Sai Ghose Trio: India Looking West

Read "India Looking West" reviewed by Jim Santella

A piano trio is at the very heart of jazz performance. Sai Ghose and his partners improvise individual solos on nearly every track and work together as one cohesive unit. The pianist has a lively approach and loves to drive his melodies without being forceful. Half of the program is original material, which Ghose has chosen to represent factors influencing his work. The tango, the blues, Far-Eastern chants, Duke Ellington, and vibrant standards appear throughout the program without veering from ...


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