Pianist Yelena Eckemoff has released a catalogue of impressive albums in varying formats. This time around, she creates a quartet anchored by Peter Erskine/dr and Arild Anderson/b and featuring the iconic Paul McCandless on a wide variety of horns while focusing on the oboe for this collection of desert moods. The team creates soft impressions of mystique on pieces like “Mirage” and the caravan-like “Dance” which has Erskine on hand percussion while Eckemoff is delicate on the gentle “Garden of Eden.” McCandless’ clarinet creates a Mid East mood on the lurking “Bedouins” and he takes you to Monument Valley with Eckemoff’s crystal touch on “Dust Storm.” A journey through exotic sands that shift with the wind.