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Ariel Pocock: Touchstone

Read "Touchstone" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

È un brillante debutto discografico questo di Ariel Pocock, la pianista-cantante di Seattle che il produttore Matt Pierson ha preso sotto l'ala, affiancandole musicisti del calibro di Larry Grenadier, Julian Lage, Eric Harland e Seamus Blake. Un supporto di prim'ordine ma anche una bella responsabilità per una ragazza poco più che ventenne, appena uscita dall'University of ...

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Ariel Pocock: Touchstone

Read "Touchstone" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

What are the touchstones of jazz? Harmonic acuity? Internalization of swing aesthetics and advanced rhythmic language(s)? The ability to quickly parse a composition in real time? An understanding of the historical framework of the music? The ability to create and speak one's own mind using any number of vocabulary sets? Yes. Each of those elements are ...


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