Eri Yamamoto/Chad Fowler/William Parker/Steve Hirsh, “Sparks” (Mahakala)

Four stalwarts of contemporary creative music came together on an autumnal afternoon for the entirely improvised collaborative session captured on Sparks. Although they had never played in this formation before, pianist Eri Yamamoto and bassist William Parker had recorded together, as had drummer Steve Hirsh and saxophonist Chad Fowler. The resulting two-disc set, which Fowler

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