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Adventures of the Wildflower

Adventures of the Wildflower by Yelena Eckemoff
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Yelena Eckemoff

Label: L & H Production
Released: 2021
Duration: 01:23:45
Views: 2,413

Track Listing

CD1: In the Ground; Germination; Weeding The Garden; Dog Chasing A Mouse; Rain; Home By The Fence; Chickens; Drought; Thundershower. CD2: Winter Slumber; Waking Up In the Spring; Buds And Flowers; Butterflies; Hummingbirds; Children Playing With Seed Pods; Dying; Another Winter; Baby Columbines.


Personnel

Jukka Perko
saxophone
Jarmo Saari
guitar, electric
Panu Savolainen
vibraphone
Antti Lotjonen
bass, acoustic

Additional Personnel / Information

Jarmo Saari: glass harp, theremin, guitar.

Album Description

Pianist-composer Yelena Eckemoff unfurls her most elaborate and ambitious musical work yet with Adventures of the Wildflower, which her own L&H Production label will release on March 19, 2021. As its title suggests, the double album is the story of a life, from birth to death (and rebirth), of an anthropomorphic columbine flower. Its story is told through the inspired work of Eckemoff and a Finnish ensemble that includes saxophonist Jukka Perko, multi-instrumentalist Jarmo Saari, vibraphonist Panu Savolainen, bassist Antti Lötjönen, and drummer- percussionist Olavi Louhivuori. Long a conceptualist, Eckemoff has previously tended to craft albums of thematically linked but discrete pieces. Adventures of the Wildflower, however, functions as a single narrative. The flower—aptly named Columbine—undertakes a vivid journey, growing from baby to mature plant as she observes from her garden spot the whirl of nature and of life, plant and animal, around her.


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