Eri Yamamoto Trio - Firefly (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 295.13 Mb | 60:47 | Covers
Contemporary Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: AUM Fidelity - AUM079
On the surface, Japanese pianist Eri Yamamoto may be the most conventional artist on the intrepid AUM Fidelity label. Yet there are virtues in Yamamoto’s music that are rarely heard elsewhere. One is the depth of her rapport with a rhythm section that has gigged with her regularly for over 13 years, making whole a steady stream of new compositions from her prolific muse. Another is Yamamoto’s ability to evoke ephemeral feelings and concepts with such precise intonation. On this new album’s opener, “Memory Dance,” she commemorates deceased friends with lyrical riffs of increasing intensity, altering their emphasis and tempo ever so slightly without milking the resonance-and trusting bassist David Ambrose and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi will provide the shading while honoring her subtlety.