Stephan Koler for

Title: Trio-art

Yes!!! Another wonderful Trio-recording by the Yelena Eckemoff Trio! Her Trio-CDs are all very good, but this one is my favourite one: together with Arild Andersen (bass) and Peter Erskine (drums), Yelena Eckemoff (piano) made a fine CD full of perfect Trio-music. It is not jazz, it is not classical music, it is a combination of both which makes this album so beautiful. Melody, Space, Emotions, open-playing and reacting to each another are so important on this CD. Peter is not “saving the world” with his drum-playing, he does very few things, but he does them in the right moment with his one and only art of playing drums. Arild Andersen contributes with beautiful melodies and solo-parts, Yelena is just Yelena: excellent! I love this work, it is already on my i-pod and on my car-music-stick. The hard copy has got a safe place at home. The cover and the music of “Glass song” wake up old ECM-feelings…anyway, a must-have-CD for real Trio-fans!