Eri Yamamoto Feature article by Steve Dollar (first appeared in the New York Sun) = great!
Very nice new 'dual' review by "J.B." at his blog..
ALL ABOUT JAZZ #5 by John Sharpe: “a richly melodic and rhythmically delightful set .. the bottom line is that it works beautifully.”
ALL ABOUT JAZZ #4 by Jeff Stockton: “Duologue is characterized by lovely songcraft and guileless performances and is a perfect showcase for Yamamoto's dense, impressionistic cascades and dazzling romantic swoon.”
ALL ABOUT JAZZ #3 by Lyn Horton: “A high-end eloquence fills Duologue. Discovering its effusive splendor is worth more than anyone could anticipate.”
ALL ABOUT JAZZ #2 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.”
ALL ABOUT JAZZ #1 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.”
THE WIRE (Review in July issue, on stands now):
“.. she’s an expressively versatile pianist with a knack for gradually evolving harmonies rather than hectic development of material.”
OTHER MUSIC: OTHER MUSIC NEWSLETTER / SITE
“Great new jazz record alert!! .. it feels wide and expansive, calming and tranquil. A wonderful listen from start to finish.”
ALL MUSIC GUIDE: “4 Star Review” Her ultra-melodic style is well executed and realized on this very enjoyable CD that has universal appeal, crossing contemporary, progressive, and modern creative genres. There's simplicity and light emphasized, but depth and substance are never far behind in the intelligent constructs of Yamamoto's playing .. This is an often wondrous, highly listenable, and tasteful musical offering that is easily recommended.