All About Jazz : 10th Bray Jazz Festival in Ireland, Published: May 28, 2009, by Ian Patterson
ALL ABOUT JAZZ : “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 : “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
ALL ABOUT JAZZ : “A high-end eloquence fills Duologue.
Discovering its effusive splendor is worth more than anyone could
ALL ABOUT JAZZ : “Duologue is characterized by lovely
songcraft and guileless performances and is a perfect showcase for
Yamamoto's dense, impressionistic cascades and dazzling romantic
ALL ABOUT JAZZ : Notwithstanding the avant garde roster,
Duologue is a richly melodic and rhythmically delightful set. On this
showing, Yamamoto's name will soon be the only one you need
to see on the marquee to guarantee quality.
By John Sharpe
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.