This great disc has been in heavy rotation recently chez struts and the more I listen to it the more it grows on me. Trumpeter Tomasz Stanko alludes to some semi-familiar themes (e.g. the Polish national anthem) as well as the 'signatures' of some jazz trumpet legends, yet at the same time the music does not seem at all derivative.
If you like 'Kind of Blue' I can only suggest you check this out, it may lack some of the accessible hooks but for my money it gives nothing away in profundity or sheer beauty. The 2001 ECM recording is absolutely top notch.
Seriously, Elk should love this.
PS While googling around I found out it was one of Richard Lehnert's 2003 R2D4. His summary is exactly what I meant to write. Doh!
PPS Hat tip to forum member DraganH who put me onto it!