YELENA ECKEMOFF/Adventures of the Wildflower: Inspired by reading an article about how plants communicate, this impressionistic double cd is long on art but Eckemoff never goes art chick on us. With her piano taking on the character of a flower, she takes it though a life cycle from birth to death and shows us it’s interactions along the way. Quite the fascinating concept and execution, this shows us that it was time for a new take on “Peter and the Wolf.” A gentle and stylish work, she’s accompanied here by a Finnish instrumental crew that doesn’t fit the ECM format but is well deserving of a break out of their own. Well done throughout.
(L&H 806151)