North Carolina-based pianist/singer/composer Ariel Pocock is only 24, but she has already recorded two lavishly praised CDs on the Justin Time label: Touchstone and Living in Twilight. Blessed with unerring pitch and a great sense of swing, Pocock is very much a jazz performer, albeit one with eclectic musical interests influenced by Randy Newman and Tom Waits as much as Thelonious Monk, Keith Jarrett, and Chick Corea. Equally convincing with her vocals and her piano playing, the fluent and flexible Pocock has a dazzling future. She performs with John Lee bass and Norbert Botos drums.
“There’s no doubt we’ll be hearing more great things from this young talent in the future.” – ALLABOUTJAZZ