Source: Aum Fidelity.
On September 23, 2016, AUM Fidelity will release Eri Yamamoto’s new album, fittingly entitled, Life. Pianist-composer Yamamoto returns here with a bountiful new collection of her singular all-original music, performed with perennial trio partners of deep empathy, bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi. As the album title suggests, the material moves through a far range of emotional evocation, from ebullient to thoughtfully introspective, reflecting the absolute vibrancy of her long-time adopted home, New York City, and the importance of finding space within the perpetual motion of the city for moments of reflection and meditation.
Life is Eri Yamamoto’s 10th release as a leader and it also marks Ms. Yamamoto’s 20th anniversary as a working jazz musician in New York City. It was here where she first really heard the music, had a revelatory experience while doing so, and moved from Japan to devote her life to jazz. Astonishingly, she together with her trio has held – for the past 17 years – a weekly weekend residency performing only her original material, at Arthur’s Tavern, which is now the longest-running jazz & blues club in NYC. Life is a brand new studio recording, exquisitely captured live at Systems Two Studios in Brooklyn this past June; the music is presented on the album as two sets, akin to the Trio’s live working method.