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5.0 out of 5 stars Both the jacket and the playing content are great.
Reviewed in Japan on August 22, 2019 Verified Purchase

The music contents of jazzy are also great in the classic atmosphere. But none of the cd has changed much. Common points of Scandinavian players. I want players over Bobo Stenson to come out also.

4.0 out of 5 stars Cold Sun
Reviewed in Italy on April 12, 2018 Verified Purchase

Cold Sun: another jewel from the oven by pianist Y. Eckemoff. In trio accompanied by Peter Erskine on drums and Mads Vinding on bass the songs are heard in a very relaxing way. The poetic and melodic vein of the trio is certainly of a high level. That’s a good job. To be heard in silence.

5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2013 Verified Purchase
I’m always in search for great Piano Trios. This is inline with that tradition. Happily these are not rehashed Jazz Standards but fresh compositions to surely add to your mood.

Gina Watlington
5.0 out of 5 stars UNIQUE, EDGY, MODERN JAZZ
Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2010 Verified Purchase

Cold Sun – Yelena Eckemoff, Mads Vinding, and Peter Erskine
Yelena has a new CD out and another one is available for pre-order through Cold Sun is a collection of jazz pieces with a winter theme. The new CD, Grass Catching the Wind, will feature pieces representing spring, summer, and fall. Yelena, who studied piano at the Moscow State Conservatory, collaborated with Peter Erskine on drums and Mads Vinding on double-bass. Mads Vinding is in Denmark and has 3 Grammy’s to his credit. He has “played with the majority of jazz musicians worth playing with, and today he plays with the ones satisfying his concepts of what music ought to sound like”. Peter Erskine is in California and has also won several Grammy’s. He has worked with Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Pat Metheny, Joni Mitchell and various symphony orchestras world-wide. The photography on the cover, featuring snow scenes in Blanch, NC was done by Nick Eckemoff. If you are looking for smooth elevator jazz this is not for you, but if you want unique, edgy, modern jazz you should check these out.

5.0 out of 5 stars Not your Grandpa’s Jazz Album
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2010 Verified Purchase

This album comprises the next level of Yelena’s journey of redefining her unique style of pleasantly dissonant and highly complex harmonic compositions to perform in a band setting. As a huge fan of her earlier electronic works, I was not initially not all that enthused with the shift to jazz, however that was before I heard this CD. You will want to play it in your car, your art gallery, your home for distinguished dinner guests, even on your iPod on your bike or treadmill. The title track is particularly amazing.

Jane Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!!!
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2010 Verified Purchase

The music in this CD is as beautiful as the photo on the cover! The titles are perfect for the selections. The music is at times intense and at times so easy to listen to. I can’t wait to hear the next CD from Yelena!Grass Catching the Wind.