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Yelena Eckemoff

Yelena Eckemoff is an internationally renowned Russian-born pianist, composer, poet, and visual artist who organically blends classical elements with jazz improvisation in evocative and uniquely distinctive works that strike a delicate balance between through-composed frameworks and open-ended exploration and improvisation. Eckemoff is highly prolific composer and recording artist who produces the albums that are listed worldwide among the best releases of a year. Each release has its own charm and expression, involving the greatest celebrities of the world jazz scene, but always bears the personal signature of the composer/pianist

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I Am a Stranger in This World

Label: L&H Production
Released: 2022
Track listing: As Chaff Before the Wind, Lighten My Eyes, Make Hste to Help Me, I Am a Stranger in This World, Truth in His Heart, Like Rain Upon the Mown Grass, Keep Not Your Silence, The Wine of Astonishment, I Shall Not Want, At Midnight I Will Rise, Every Beast of the Field

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Benny Goodman, Erskine Hawkins & Ben Sidran

Read "Benny Goodman, Erskine Hawkins & Ben Sidran" reviewed by Joe Dimino


Pianist of lyricist Ben Sidran begins the 763rd Episode of Neon Jazz with a song off his beautiful new album Swing State. It just so happens that he was the 2,000th full interview for the program. Following Ben's take on “Tuxedo Junction," we hear Erskine Hawkins's version. From there, we present a nice crop of music ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Flora Purim, Yelena Eckemoff, Lynne Arriale, John Taylor & More New Releases

Read "Flora Purim, Yelena Eckemoff, Lynne Arriale, John Taylor & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we'll be test driving some of the most happening jazz rides we've found in our favorite dealerships, from the return of Flora Purim to Steven Bernstein's heartfelt tribute to the late Henry Butler, and a special focus on pianists with the latest albums by Yelena Eckemoff, Enrico Pieranunzi, Lynne Arriale and a reissue of ...

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News: Recording

Composer-Pianist Yelena Eckemoff's 'I Am A Stranger In This World,' Second Installment Of Her Biblical Psalms Project, To Be Released May 20

Composer-Pianist Yelena Eckemoff's 'I Am A Stranger In This World,' Second Installment Of Her Biblical Psalms Project, To Be Released May 20

Pianist-composer Yelena Eckemoff adds to her already impressive corpus of settings for the Psalms on I Am a Stranger in This World, due for a May 20 release on her own L&H Production label. The album is a new installment in a long-term musical project that began with 2018’s Better Than Gold and Silver, and once ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Rhoda Scott, Jorge Rossy, N∆BOU, Mirra&Petrella

Read "Rhoda Scott, Jorge Rossy, N∆BOU, Mirra&Petrella" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The queen of the Hammond organ, Rhoda Scott, opens an episode that hops from organists, to saxophonists, from vibraphonists to trombonists, and pianists, with trumpets and guitars for good measure, all playing in the key of fun and adventurous jazz.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 ...

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Article: Album Review

Yelena Eckemoff: Adventures of the Wildflower

Read "Adventures of the Wildflower" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


The last time composer/pianist Yelena Eckemoff recorded in Finland she led a quintet on Blooming Tall Phlox (L&H Production, 2017). The program was devoted to smells, particularly the phlox flower and other scents remembered from childhood. Here she returns to Finland with a sextet (including several returning players, basically the entire rhythm section) and a related ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Wrapping Up Womens History Month With New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts To Aretha Franklin And Sarah Vaughan

Read "Wrapping Up Womens History Month With New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts To Aretha Franklin And Sarah Vaughan" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast wraps up Womens History Month featuring new releases from Bill Cunliffe, Jeff Coffin & Helen Gillet, vocalists Joanie Pallatto, Hannah Baiardi and Georgia Mancio plus birthday shoutouts to Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Meredith D'Ambrosio, Renee Rosnes, Hiromi, Mimi Jones and Stacey Kent, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Juno Nominees, New Releases Plus Birthday Shout-outs For Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marian McPartland And More As Womens History Month Continues

Read "Juno Nominees, New Releases Plus Birthday Shout-outs For Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marian McPartland And More As Womens History Month Continues" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast features Juno nominees, new releases from vocalists Sarah Moule, Sarah Jerrom, Janis Siegel and guitarist David Howard plus birthday shoutouts to Elis Regina, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marian McPartland, Michele Rosewoman, and Deanna Witkowski, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts As Women's History Month Continues

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts As Women's History Month Continues" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Now in full swing, Women's History Month continues—this broadcast features new releases from Jane Monheit, Rebecca Dumaine, Yelena Eckemoff, Roni Ben-Hur and Kenney Polson with birthday shoutouts to Keely Smith, Shirley Scott, Nicki Parrott, Judy Niemack, Anat Fort, Miki Yamanaka, Bobby McFerrin and Mark Murphy, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you ...


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