Yelena Eckemoff: Nocturnal Animals
I feel like good jazz music somehow is capturing my mood during these self-isolated times. Something about an ensemble working together at close sonic range, maybe. Check these great new jazz releases and let me know what you think. First up is Russian pianist Yelena Eckemoff, who put together a stellar band for her latest in a string of must-hear releases. Nocturnal Animals is a tribute to just that: creatures of the night, each track taking a different beast-after-dark and capturing some part of its essence. I think many of us have become a bit nocturnal these days, so this might just fit you just right.