”Yelena Eckemoff has done something almost entirely new—she's created what could very well be considered a new musical genre—classical world improv, if a name must be put to it. Drawing mainly, perhaps, on classical music, she's figured out a way to seamlessly incorporate world, jazz, and chamber ensemble elements.
The result? Music of uncommon beauty and pathos.” —Jan Dennis, Amazon.com
“Eckemoff isn't as concerned with musical tradition as she is with actively capturing various creatures of sound, fusing them together and giving life to another breed of musical species.” —David Locklear, Go Triad magazine
”Eckemoff’s new album, Advocate of Love, shows this remarkable pianist’s influences, namely the modern classical movement, contemporary and be-bop jazz as well as others