Eri Yamamoto benefits again from her association with bassist William Parker and his circle of friends. The Japanese pianist has performed with Parker’s groups and recorded under her own name, and you get the feeling that it won’t be long before she gets some name recognition. Her style certainly compels: She blends her classical training with her obvious love of both free jazz and traditional jazz. On her new album, Duologue, she spreads her wings a bit further. The disc is a series of eight duets: two each with Parker, saxophonist Daniel Carter, and drummers Federico Ughi and Hamid Drake (who plays frame drum only).
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