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Randy Cole

Arté Boréal Presents: Ariel Pocock

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Pianist and singer Ariel Pocock brings a fresh new voice to Jazz, with a hard-swinging depth uncommon for a musician so young.

There is an uncanny elegance to her delivery, reminiscent of Nancy Wilson and Blossom Dearie. Yet, her style is all her own, and Pocock sails with ease through cleverly arranged standards... and originals that withstand the most withering comparisons.

Rigorous classical training on piano preceeded her 'release' into the wilds of improvised Jazz, and Pocock cites the rich harmonic color of classical piano repertoire as a precursor to her vivid treatment.

A subsequent discovery of singing set her on a path directly to the heart of melody, in all of its communicative glory. To Pocock, sung melodies have become the archetypes of phrasing; both as she lays down accompaniment beneath her voice, and when she soars as a high flying improviser. Nothing strays far from the connected melodic line, which for the listener is a treat, as we are teased to tap our feet, or even to sing along...

Ariel Pocock - piano, voice
Adrian Vedady - upright bass
Jim Doxas - drums


The Very Thought of You-Ray Noble
Dappled-Ariel Pocock
Devil May Care- Bob Dorough

Filmed and recorded at Le Cercle, Québec City, May 22nd 2014

A Film by Randy Cole
Second camera operator - Joshua Hansen
Audio - Pierre Poulin
Audio mix- Randy Cole
YouTube text capsule - Randy Cole

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