Modern Jazz
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Modern Jazz
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A Touch of Radiance


Pianist/composer Yelena Eckemoff defines radiance as a state of happiness or confidence when everything around you is shining. On her album, A Touch of Radiance, she explores that idea from 10 different perspectives, drawing rich inspiration from memories, emotions, and dreams, and the inner world where all three intersect. A Touch of Radiance also expands her horizons instrumentally, marking the first time that the classically-trained pianist has recorded with more than a trio. She’s assembled a stunning – even radiant – band for the occasion, featuring saxophonist Mark Turner, vibraphonist Joe Locke, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Billy Hart.

These four gifted artists respond gorgeously to Eckemoff’s music, wringing bold colors and deep feeling from pieces that are both airy and intricate.

  • Inspiration
  • Reminiscense
  • Exuberance
  • Affection
  • Pep
  • Imagination
  • Reconciliation
  • Tranquility
  • Encouragement
  • Radiance