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Eri Yamamoto

Eri has also been dedicated to the art of solo piano, moving audiences with her renditions of her own compositions and her spontaneous improvisations. Her most recent release, “Live in Benicàssim,” captures her 2017 solo piano concert in that picturesque Spanish town. It is her first solo piano album, and her eleventhrecording under her own name. Eri was born in Osaka, Japan, and began playing classical piano at age three. She started composing when only eight years old, and studied voice, viola, and composition through her high school and college years. In 1995, she visited New York for the first time, and by chance heard Tommy Flanagan performing

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Sparks

Label: Mahakala Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Sparks; In The Garden; Bob's Pink Cadillac; Taiko; Real World.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Hot vs. Cool: A Battle of Jazz + New Releases

Read "Hot vs. Cool: A Battle of Jazz + New Releases" reviewed by David Brown


A battle of bands this week, as we spin Leonard Feather's 1952 recording Hot vs. Cool: A Battle of Jazz. This double 7" EP featuring a bop group led by Dizzy Gillespie and a trad jazz band led by Jimmy McPartland facing off on the stage of Birdland. Then, new releases from Eve Risser, Marta Warelis, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jazz From Movie and TV Music

Read "Jazz From Movie and TV Music" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show features jazz versions of movie and television music, both soundtrack themes and songs that originated in movies. Musicians heard on the show include Dominique Eade, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Bing Crosby, Marty Krystall, and Eri Yamamoto. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & ...

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Article: Album Review

Steve Hirsh: Sparks

Read "Sparks" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Listeners are inclined to classify music into categories. There's trad jazz, bebop, hard bop, post bop, avant-garde, free jazz, third stream, free improvisation, fusion, and the list goes on and on. Needless to say, pigeonholes are for the birds. One might agree after listening to Sparks by Eri Yamamoto, Chad Fowler, William Parker, and Steve Hirsh. ...

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New Orbits in Sound + Soulful Sides

Read "New Orbits in Sound + Soulful Sides" reviewed by David Brown


Today, we have a variety show of sounds for your enjoyment. First, a bit of a brew of mild avant-garde meets lounge music with Lyle Murphy (inventor of his own 12-tone system) and Gil Mellé (Modern Primitive Music). Things get serious with works from George Russell and the MJQ, before we change it up with a ...

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In The Garden

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Label: Mahakala Music
Released: 2022
Duration: 15:44

Article: Album Review

Eri Yamamoto, Choral Chameleon: Goshu Ondo Suite

Read "Goshu Ondo Suite" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


La pianista e compositrice Eri Yamamoto, quarantotto anni all'epoca dell'incisione in oggetto (novembre 2018), equamente divisi fra il nativo Giappone (Osaka) e l'adottiva New York, persegue in questo ambizioso lavoro un'ideale compenetrazione fra universo jazzistico, classico e popolare. Non si tratta di un'operazione particolarmente nuova (in più di un frangente il tono ricorda per esempio lo ...

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Article: Album Review

William Parker: Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World

Read "Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


If multi-instrumentalist/composer William Parker's ten-CD Migration Of Silence Into And Out Of The Tone World suggests a cohesive, high concept plan, it is something more. The beautifully packaged clamshell box set is comprised of mutually exclusive projects--one dating back ten years--with some common themes. There is an overall dedication of the music to “all people of ...

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Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World

Label: Centering Records / AUM Fidelity
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD 1: Listen; Cosmic Funk; I’d Rather Be; A Great Day to Be Dead; Jenny’s Interlude; Blue Limelight (dedicated to Cecil Taylor); Bennie’s Tune; Recall; Kachina Song; All I Ever Want; Where the Angels Live; Old Tears.

CD 2: Malachi’s Mode; Malcolm’s Smile; This Sweet Land; The Golden Light (Hymn); Mexico; Broken Promises; Child of Sound; Sky Falling; Adobe House; Rez Sunset; Trail Of Tears I; Trail Of Tears II; Rez Sunrise; Ascending Earth.

CD 3: Baldwin; The Majesty of Jah; Freedom; Sun Song; Numbers; Letter to a Resurrected Slave Owner.

CD 4: Entire Universe; Cheops; The Map Is Precise; If We Play Soft Enough; Harriott.

CD 5: Dancing at the Savoy; Don’t Sell My Soul; Harlem Dances; Harlem Speaks; Paintings in the Sky; Shutters as Windows.

CD 6: Tilted Mirror; Mexico; The Bleeding Tree; It Is for You.

CD 7: Song to Lift Sadness (Morning); The Sky Is Always Beautiful; Morning Bird; Rocket Man; Essence Calling Out; Afternoon Poem; First Vision; Green and Brown; I Believe; I Will Die for You; Song for Patricia; My Cup; Silent Whispers; It Would Never Be Long Enough; Song to Lift Sadness (Evening); Cloud and Sea Fading as Rain Falls.

CD 8: Visconti; Fellini; Pasolini; Leone; De Sica; Rossellini; Gospel; Milano; Lights in the Rain; Antonioni.

CD 9: The Elders at the Edge of the World part 1; Cultivation; Deep Spirit; Family Voice; Listen to the Sky; Sacred Prayers; Host for the Anointed; Bamboo Village; Blessed; The Flute Reaches Out; The World’s Fastest Train; Joyous and Delightful; The Elders at the Edge of the World part 2.

CD 10: Charcoal Paragraphs; Khaen; Lakota Song; Manzanar; On Being Native.


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