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Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash: Duologue

Read "Duologue" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Saxophone and drum duos aren't as rare as some might believe, but a good percentage of such encounters are challenging, left-leaning affairs. John Coltrane's edgy encounters with Rashied Ali on Interstellar Space (Impulse!, 1974) emboldened many in the so-called avant-garde to marry these instruments time and again over the ensuing decades, yet few centrists seem as ...

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Eri Yamamoto: Duologue

Read "Duologue" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

La pianista giapponese (ma residente a New York da tredici anni) Eri Yamamoto (clicca qui per leggere l’intervista che le abbiamo fatto) è ormai una realtà che si sta imponendo all’attenzione degli appassionati, grazie anche alle sue frequenti collaborazioni con William Parker e Hamid Drake, i quali le sono accanto in alcune tracce di questo disco per il ...

Eri Yamamoto: Duologue

Read "Duologue" reviewed by John Sharpe

For her first disc as a leader away from her trio, Japanese pianist Eri Yamamoto has chosen to work in duo with four different partners: master bassist William Parker, veteran downtown New York saxophonist Daniel Carter and percussionists Hamid Drake and Federico Ughi. Classically trained, Yamamoto dedicated her life to jazz after a revelatory experience hearing ...

Eri Yamamoto: Duologue

Read "Duologue" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

On vacation from Japan in New York City in 1995, pianist Eri Yamamoto saw a performance by the Tommy Flanagan trio that changed the course of her life. She decided to trade the solitude of the classical music stage and the loneliness of the long distance recitalist for the camaraderie and interaction she hoped to find ...

Eri Yamamoto: Duologue

Read "Duologue" reviewed by Lyn Horton

Historically in jazz, pianos have been oriented towards group ensembles. The prevalence of modern jazz and improvised music has not altered these configurations, but the musicians have challenged the instrumental relationships within. To extend their voice, pianists need to use their creative insight to embrace the appropriate instrumental combinations in order to shape the sound that ...

Eri Yamamoto: Duologue

Read "Duologue" reviewed by Nic Jones

It's clear from note one here that Eri Yamamoto is staking out her own pianistic territory and it's a privilege to be able to monitor her progress on her artistic journey. Her take on free and near free territories is entirely her own, but what pervades this whole program is a deeply reflective, quasi-spiritual strain of ...

Eri Yamamoto: Duologue

Read "Duologue" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Let's agree that pianist Eri Yamamoto's days of being described as a talent deserving wider recognition are now over. With Duologue, she now takes her rightful place as a headliner and leader.



This release for AUM Fidelity is one of two discs coming in 2008. Redwoods, a trio disc, will follow this ...

Mike Nock & Dave Liebman: Duologue

Read "Duologue" reviewed by John Kelman

New Zealand-born pianist Mike Nock and American saxophonist Dave Liebman first crossed paths in the '60s when Nock was living in the US, first coming to attention with the proto-fusion group Fourth Way. They haven't seen each other in over two decades, last working together on Liebman's The Opal Heart (Enja, 1982). Recorded live at Australia's ...


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