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Yamamoto, Eri / Duologue
Album:Duologue Collection:Jazz
Artist:Yamamoto, Eri Added:Jun 2008
Label:Aum Fidelity 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-08-03 Pull Date:2008-10-05 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 5Sep 28Sep 21Sep 7Aug 31Aug 17Aug 10

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 08, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Circular Movement
4.Sep 26, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Circular Movement
2.Jan 14, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Circular Movement
5.Sep 19, 2008:Memory Select, early edition
Circular Movement
3.Oct 03, 2008:Memory Select
6.Sep 05, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Midtown Blues

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-07-27 
AUM Fidelity, 2008

MODERN JAZZ – Beautiful, entrancing duets by Japanese pianist Yamamoto and four outstanding collaborators: William Parker (bass), Daniel Carter (sax), Hamid Drake (frame drum), or Federico Ughi (drum kit). Each duo gets two tracks. Yamamoto continues to make a case for herself as one of the best-kept secrets in jazz, with a moving, personal sound and a sense of total ease in either mainstream or avant-garde settings. This disc leans toward the former, but stays on its toes.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 4, 7, 8

1. 8:27 – revolving chord cycle, drums add urgency; second half turns blustery
2. 6:29 – spare, w/alto sax: they dance around each other, sketching outlines
3. 4:58 – happy stroll w/bass: almost cutesy at first, but gets rather knotty later
4. 7:10 – brisk: exotic melody enhanced by frame drum; a mysterious fantasy
5. 8:13 – relaxed & slightly abstract, moody tenor sax, a compelling tone poem
6. 4:25 – happy uptempo: blues-based piano spars with frame drum
7. 5:49 – gorgeous ballad, somewhat sad, simple and resolute, lovely interplay
8. 4:25 – upbeat piano & drums: both get pretty loose, digs in and twirls

[ Fo ] 27-Jul-08

Track Listing
1.Thank You 5.Violet Sky
2.Conversation 6.Midtown Blues
3.Subway Song 7.Muse
4.Circular Movement 8.You Are Welcome