Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

Sai Ghose Trio: India Looking West

Don’t let India in the title misdirect you into expecting sitars and tablas. Each of the 11 tracks on this album is straightahead and strongly swinging. The New England-based trio delivers a well-balanced mix of six standards and five originals by pianist Sai Ghose, whose playing style is reminiscent of Wynton Kelly and Tommy Flanagan’s.

The opening track, “Staccato,” is a Latin-rhythm original featuring strong interaction between Ghose and drummer Mike Connors. The walking bass of Jerry Wilfong defines a second original, “HMG Blues,” while the title track offers a sensuous melody line melding Eastern and Western influences.

Start Your Free Trial to Continue Reading

Become a JazzTimes member to explore our complete archive of interviews, profiles, columns, and reviews written by music's best journalists and critics.
Originally Published