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Ivo Perelman: Special Edition Box: Procedural Language

Read "Special Edition Box: Procedural Language" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp have a long-standing creative partnership. It has resulted in a large and luminous discography. The latest addition to it is the splendid Special Edition Box, a release limited to 360 numbered units. The box contains a CD, a Blu-ray disc and a book, all rganized in a handsomely designed case. The audio component is a studio recording called Procedural Language. It is an introspective set of a dozen untitled duets with ...

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Ivo Perelman: Special Edition Box: Procedural Language

Read "Special Edition Box: Procedural Language" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp: how many duo recordings have their been? Five? A dozen? More like sixteen, and that's not taking into account the double, triple, quadruple releases, nor Perelman/Shipp's recordings in trio, quartet, and quintet formats. The numbers boggle the mind, and truth be told, flatten the wallet. While you may ask why so many releases, maybe it's better to contemplate what if Eric Dolphy or Albert Ayler had been able to document this amount of music? How ...

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Ivo Perelman: The Purity of Desire

Read "The Purity of Desire" reviewed by John Sharpe


Tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman prolifically documents his work, his discography growing almost by the week. But he finds new things to say and new ways of saying them, even with his most regular collaborators. Witness the stream of superlative recordings he has made with pianist Matthew Shipp. But, at the same time, the New York-based Brazilian also seeks out new situations; he unveils an intriguing setting for his songlike fragments and searing wails with the oud of Gordon Grdina and ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Six Great Albums and a Single

Read "Six Great Albums and a Single" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show I am focusing on six great albums and one single from across the wide World of Jazz featuring both European and American artists. Featured artists are Benny Rubin, Jr. , Igor WIllcox Quartet , Ivo Perelman, Kakafoni, Masa Kamaguchi Russ Lossing Samuel Blaser & Gerry Hemingway, and, Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke. Playlist Kakafoni “Dessa" from Vargtimmen (Imogena/Border) 00:00 Igor Willcox Quartet “Brotherhood" from Live at The Jazz Room (Canada) (Room 73 Records) 07:13 Samuel Blaser, Russ ...

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Ivo Perelman: Shamanism

Read "Shamanism" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman's impressive oeuvre is marked by its creator's singular talent of balancing intellectual rigor and passionate abandon. Perelman's improvisation-heavy pieces are dynamic and intricately constructed, sometimes resembling tone poems in their evocative nature. His 2020 Shamanism consists of ten of these which are imbued with sublime spirituality. Joining Perelman on this superlative release are long-time collaborator pianist Matthew Shipp, and guitarist Joe Morris. After Shipp's brief and haunting solo, “Prophets and Healers," the title track ...

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Ivo Perelman: The Purity of Desire

Read "The Purity of Desire" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman is an imaginative and intrepid musical explorer. His prolific discography is replete with unique examples of his restless creativity all bearing his inimitable style. On the sensual The Purity of Desire Perelman joins forces with oud player Gordon Grdina and percussionist Hamin Honari. Together they perform a set of eight originals inspired by the works of the 13th century Persian Sufi poet Jalal Ad Din Rumi. The title track unfurls over Honari's complex rustling ...

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Radio & Podcasts

New Music from Ivo Perelman

Read "New Music from Ivo Perelman" reviewed by Bob Osborne


Ivo Perelman sent me three new albums. When I saw the musicians involved it reminded me of some other great releases featuring those people. I had a search in the archive and pulled together some music to compliment the new releases from Perelman. There's also two great new albums—one from Samo Salamon & Friends, and the other from the Tani Tabbal Trio. The show concludes with some stunning music from Frank Gratkowski, Achim Kaufmann, Wilbert de Joode, and Tony Buck.


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