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Yelena Eckemoff Quartet: Leaving Everything Behind

Read "Leaving Everything Behind" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Continua a mostrare gusto, classe e capacità di scegliersi i compagni di avventura l'eclettica pianista russo-americana Yelena Eckemoff, la quale dopo album con partner nordeuropei -Glass Songs, in trio, e Everblue, in quartetto -realizza adesso questo lavoro con musicisti statunitensi. Rispetto al precedente CD cambia drasticamente anche il primo strumento solista -là il sassofono ...

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Yelena Eckemoff Quartet: Leaving Everything Behind

Read "Leaving Everything Behind" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Pianist/composer Yelena Eckemoff has restlessly explored a new theme with each new album, with a shifting group of musicians. The central event behind the album title Leaving Everything Behind was her departure from the Soviet Union in 1991. She and her husband came to the United States to start a new life, having literally left everything ...

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Yelena Eckemoff Quartet: Leaving Everything Behind

Read "Leaving Everything Behind" reviewed by Dave Wayne


With all of the worldwide hue and cry concerning immigration, precious little is said about the lives of immigrants themselves, the sacrifices they've made and the risks they've taken in order to start their lives anew; free of whatever hardships and oppression they endured in their native country. In the news, entire lives are boiled down ...

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Yelena Eckemoff Quartet: Everblue

Read "Everblue" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


A due anni di distanza dall'ottimo Glass Song, realizzato in trio, la pianista Yelena Eckemoff, moscovita da oltre vent'anni stabilitasi negli Stati Uniti, allarga la formazione mantenendone l'impianto culturale: ai due monumenti della musica scandinava Arild Andersen e jon Christensen aggiunge infatti il sassofonista Tore Brunborg, per formare un quartetto dalla cifra meditativa e dal lirismo ...

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Yelena Eckemoff Quartet: Everblue

Read "Everblue" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


In a quick follow-up to her masterful two CD set Lions, Russian-born and now North Carolina-based pianist Yelena Eckemoff offers up Everblue, the most “ECM Records-sounding" set not on that deservedly esteemed label. It is, rather, released on her own L&H Productions. The names of the sidemen on the date explain in part the ...


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