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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 & Matthew Shipp: Special Edition: Procedural Language

Read "Special Edition: Procedural Language" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The art of the duo has been all but perfected in the virtuosic recordings of saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp. The two composer-improvisers have recorded a dozen duo albums and more than twenty other collections in larger formations. Special Edition Box is art on several levels with audio, a Blue-Ray DVD, and a book, Embrace of Souls by Belgian vocal artist Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg. The bundle is all tied beautifully together in a boxed set featuring Perelman's striking ...

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Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp: Live in Nuremberg

Read "Live in Nuremberg" reviewed by John Sharpe


Even after countless encounters, Brazilian-born, NYC-based saxophonist Ivo Perelman and American pianist Matthew Shipp still find abundant inspiration in each other's company. Unlike the shorter cuts on most of their studio sessions, Live In Nuremburg presents an intense but rewarding unbroken 55-minute concert, with a four-minute encore, captured in crystal-clear fidelity, in the titular German city. It portrays two souls in complete communion with only their intuition to guide them. Unique stylists, instantly identifiable after only a few ...

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Ivo Perelman: Live in Nuremberg

Read "Live in Nuremberg" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


The captivating and tense Live In Nuremberg is an improvised duet between saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp captured on June 24, 2019, at the Kulturwerkstatt Auf AEG, during the German “The Art of Improvisation" festival. In a way it is the culmination of their collaboration that spans a quarter of a century and two dozen releases. The entire album consists of a single, almost an hour long, track plus a short encore, both interpreted with breathtaking energy and ...

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Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp: Live in Nuremberg

Read "Live in Nuremberg" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp are as prolific a team of improvisers as jazz offers. The pair have been bringing their spontaneous music to global audiences for much of the last ten years but their partnership dates back decades. Perelman and Shipp have released ten duo recordings in the past five years and another dozen in larger group formations. What makes Live in Nuremberg stand out in an already impressive catalog, is how the two perform in ...

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Emerald City Jazz Orchestra: Alive and Swingin'

Read "Alive and Swingin'" reviewed by Jack Bowers


A few months ago I sang widely the praises of the Hawk–Richard Jazz Orchestra, a company of relative unknowns from Texas who made a dream come true by producing one of the more colorful and exciting big–band discs of ’98. Few contemporary ensembles have impressed me as much as Hawk–Richard — but here’s one that has, the Emerald City Jazz Orchestra led by trumpeter Kevin Seeley. No, they’re not from Oz; the Seattle, Washington, area actually. But the point of ...


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