Eri Yamamoto (piano), William Parker (double bass)
New York’s William Parker is considered by critics to be the best free Jazz double bass players of all times and is a prolific artist, composer, multi instrumentalist, writer and educator to boot.
He has driven a number of cutting-edge projects focused on bringing an updated meaning to the tradition of avant-garde Jazz, particularly including the Creative Music Orchestra, the Cosmic Mountain Quartet and In Order to Survive.
Throughout his career, Parker has collaborated with big names like Cecil Taylor, Milford Graves, Don Cherry, Peter Brotzmann, Peter Kowald, David S. Ware… He has released more than 40 albums as a band leader, having also featured on some 150 recordings, written six books and performed at festivals and on stages all over the world.
William Parker is a legendary musician who has left an indelible mark on today’s music. His commitment to innovation and creative freedom and his intense understanding of musical language make him a fundamental figure in the history of modern Jazz and the most creative music.
Japanese pianist and composer Eri Yamamoto moved to the United States in 1995. Today, following regular appearances on the New York scene, she is considered to be one of the most singular and original executants of her instrument.
The last three decades have seen her perform in the New York circuit, in Japan, Canada, Africa, Jamaica, Australia and in almost all of Europe, alternating the big festivals with clubs and smaller spaces.
At the Jazzaldia we have been lucky enough to enjoy the visit of Eri Yamamoto’s elegant and evocative music at two editions, in 2019 with the Easo Abesbatza choir, and twice in 2023, with her trio and solo on the piano.