Eri Yamamoto, Chad Fowler, William Parker, Steve Hirsh “Sparks”

Sparks shines from the opening notes of Eri Yamamoto’s piano until the last percussive trickles from William Parker’s bass and Steve Hirsh’s drumset. This may be the first time this ensemble, which also includes Chad Fowler on saxello and stritch, played together, but their intertwined chemistry speaks volumes. Throughout Sparks, the quartet use ad-libbed melodies as jumping-off points to map out empty spaces to break free. On … Continue reading Eri Yamamoto, Chad Fowler, William Parker, Steve Hirsh “Sparks”