In photography it's known as "Magic Hour," that time just after sunrise or just before sunset when everything glows with a golden intensity and reality becomes imbued with the Technicolor majesty of a dream. That liminal space, with its warm, inviting sheen and intoxicating air of mystery, is where singer/pianist Ariel Pocock finds herself on her stunning second album, Living in Twilight, the highly anticipated follow-up to Pocock's critically acclaimed 2015 debut, Touchstone. Where the album's subject matter may explore themes of uncertainty, the music itself reveals a much more confident artist and bandleader. Where the earlier release was recorded by an all-star band assembled specifically for the occasion, Living in Twilight, produced by Matt Pierson, features Pocock's regular trio with the in-demand Montréal rhythm section of Jim Doxas (drums) and Adrian Vedady (bass). On several tracks they're joined by guitar great Chico Pinheiro, considered a leading figure in the modern Brazilian jazz scene. Pocock culled the songs from a variety of sources, from standard repertoire from the Great American Songbook by Cole Porter and Ray Noble, to more modern jazz compositions by Chick Corea and the Brazilian-tinged sounds of Egberto Gismonti, to contemporary pop and indie-rock hits by the likes of Adele and Sufjan Stevens. This wide-ranging fare sits comfortably next to Pocock's own memorable originals, which range from the buoyant to the spiritual.