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Ivo Perelman: Reed Rapture in Brooklyn

Read "Reed Rapture in Brooklyn" reviewed by Jeff Schwartz

Is this album fundamentally unreviewable? Are there jazz fans who do not immediately know if they need an 11-hour collection of 103 improvised duets between Ivo Perelman and a dozen saxophonists and clarinetists? It is at least describable. Perelman is faithful to his tenor, while his partners bring examples of nearly every type of saxophone, from soprillo to contrabass, as well as most of the clarinet family. Although all tracks are free improvisations, the default mode is ...

Radio & Podcasts

Reed Rapture With Stetson And More

Read "Reed Rapture With Stetson And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show we continue our look at Ivo Perelman's Reed Rapture In Brooklyn focusing on his duets with Colin Stetson. As well as further music from Stetson I am also featuring new albums from Patrick Golden, Something Blue, and Marc Ducret. Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Ivo Perelman, Colin Stetson “Five" from Reed Rapture In Brooklyn (Mahalaka Music) 01:06 Colin Stetson “Never Were the Way She Was" from Never Were the Way She Was (Constellation Records) 11:32 ...

Album Review

Ivo Perelman: Reed Rapture in Brooklyn

Read "Reed Rapture in Brooklyn" reviewed by Mark Corroto

"Let's play two," the famous line by the Cubs Hall-of-Fame baseball player Ernie Banks in 1969, uttered when the temperature in Chicago had reached 105 degrees (40.5 celsius) and his teammates were exhausted, might find its analogy with this massive undertaking from saxophonist Ivo Perelman. At eleven hours in length though, the two games Banks cited are not single games, but more like two double-headers here. Like the baseball infielder, Perelman has limitless energy and a never-ending appetite for creativity, ...

Liner Notes

Reed Rapture In Brooklyn: A Box Set Of Woodwind Duets With Ivo Perelman

Read "Reed Rapture In Brooklyn: A Box Set Of Woodwind Duets With Ivo Perelman" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

One of the 20th century's musical geniuses, saxophonist Charlie Parker said “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you that music has boundaries. But, man, there's no boundary line to art." This statement on unbridled creativity applies perfectly to saxophonist Ivo Perelman's oeuvre. Perelman, however, is not just a saxophonist. Although the tenor is one of his favorite tools of expression, he is an ...

Radio & Podcasts

Colin Stetson, Ches Smith, Marisa Monte, Evgeny Ponomarev & Other New Releases

Read "Colin Stetson, Ches Smith, Marisa Monte, Evgeny Ponomarev & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The much-awaited return of Marisa Monte and the faux-Nippo-jazz of Julien Daïan open a show which centers around the outstanding new album by Ches Smith and dives deep into the diversity of today's international jazz scene. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Marisa Monte “Calma" Calma -Single (Sony) 0:16 Host talks 3:21 Julien Daïan Quintet “Shinjuku Nemura Naï" Cut Up (French Paradox) 04:09 Host talks 08:07 Evgeny Ponomarev ...

Live Review

Colin Stetson a JazzMi 2018

Read "Colin Stetson a JazzMi 2018" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Colin Stetson Teatro dell'Arte-Triennale JazzMi Milano 4.11.2018 C'è qualcosa che spinge il concerto di Colin Stetson al Teatro dell'Arte della Triennale, uno degli appuntamenti-chiave dell'edizione 2018 di JazzMi, ben oltre la spettacolare presentazione dal vivo di All This I Do for Glory, e che fa diventare il live visto a Milano una sorta di prova del fuoco dell'intera filosofia seguita da Stetson nel suo cammino da solista. L'album --uscito ...

Album Review

Colin Stetson: New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light

Read "New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Terzo [e ultimo] capitolo della saga New History Warfare, questo To See More Light rappresenta un'ulteriore evoluzione nel percorso del sassofonista Colin Stetson, artista che negli ultimi anni ha alternato le collaborazioni con Tom Waits, David Byrne, Arcade Fire a una ricerca personale dalla precisa fisionomia. La ricetta è semplice: senza alcuna sovraincisione, ma solamente con l'utilizzo della respirazione circolare, di una particolare microfonatura che esalta anche il rumore percussivo delle chiavi dello strumento e in alcuni momenti letteralmente “cantando" ...


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