|Living In Twilight|
by Willard Manus
Singer/pianist Ariel Pocock has a light, tinkly voice which she employs to good effect on LIVING IN TWILIGHT, her latest album on Justin Time Records. Working with her regular Canadian rhythm section-Jim Doxas (drums) and Adrian Vedady (bass)-Pocock puts body and soul into a wide range of love songs, some by such 1930s composers as Cole Porter and Harline/Washington (When You Wish Upon a Star). Other composers include Chick Corea, Adele, and Sufjan Stevens.
Pocock wrote Gonzalos Melody under the influence of the legendary Cuban pianist, Gonzalo Rubalcaba. For enhanced Latin flavor she added Brazilian guitarist Chico Pinheiro to the mix. The latter also sat in on Saudacoes, providing the backing for her inspired scatting and swinging.
Pocock has called LIVING IN TWILIGHT a self-reflective album, one which has an intoxicating air of mystery. It is certainly all of that and more. (Justin-time.com)