Yamamoto, Eri - Redwoods
""Eri Yamamoto moved to NYC from Kyoto, Japan in 1995. Eri's growth as a jazz player and composer over the last 10 years is truly phenomenal. Having deeply impressed us last year, AUM Fidelity quickly recorded two albums with her in early 2008. The first was the exquisite Duologue, which featured her in duo with established masters of the music (William Parker, Hamid Drake, Daniel Carter). And now on Redwoods, featuring her regular working trio of longtime compatriots bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Ikuo Takeuchi, Eri's distinctly invigorating approach to the jazz trio and remarkable gift for indelible melodies reaches yet another track-for-track high. When she is not busy touring the world with her own group and/or with William Parker, the Eri Yamamoto Trio performs every weekend at Arthur's Tavern, a historic jazz club in New York's Greenwich Village."