The expanse of Yelena Eckemoff’s ambition here correlates to the prestige of her accompanists. Members of one rhythm section for I Am A Stranger In This World, bassist Drew Gress and drummer Joey Baron, are just two of a distinguished roster who contribute to the momentum of music that never flags during the shifting textures of the arrangements. The composer/leader’s piano sets an authoritative tone within which Ralph Alessi’s trumpet is no more or less prominent than the electric guitars of Adam Rogers and Ben Monder, so the resultant instrumental mesh imbues this work with a vigorous spontaneity.