"E-Motion" is a rewarding successor. It contains seven varied and interesting originals and Ghose's arrangement of Luiz Bonfa's classic, "Black Orpheus." This time the trio is augmented with the saxophone of special guest Sean Barry. He uses the full range of his instrument over strong comping by Ghose on the opening "Little Monster,"a song that evokes mischief, not monsters. "Hope," again with Berry, is a Latin ballad that takes that emotion from the wish to realization. "Only to Depart" brings us peace while the title song "E-Motion" moves from solemnity to excitement. There's a lilt to "Round and Square," a touch of stride on "A Clearer Future" and plenty of swing on the closing "Until Then."
One of the magic things about jazz is that intuitive communication that goes on between players whether familiar with each other, such as the trio, or new to the group, as Barry. It's the essence of jazz and very much present in this fine CD.