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Radio & Podcasts

Reed Rapture With Ivo and Joe

Read "Reed Rapture With Ivo and Joe" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This edition of the show includes music from the massive new box set from Ivo Perelman—a suite of 12 recordings of saxophone duets Reed Rapture In Brooklyn—which I will be featuring over the next 12 weeks—I'm kicking off with Ivo's partnership with Joe Lovano. In addition a selection of music from across Joe's career plus new music from Tyshawn Sorey, Oscar Lavën, Dan Weiss, Timo Vollbrecht and Dan McCarthy.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Ivo Perelman & Joe Lovano “Thirteen" ...

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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 ...

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Album Review

Ivo Perelman: Fruition

Read "Fruition" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


To say that saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp have seamless synergy is an understatement. After a dozen and a half improvised duet albums the two men form a single creative entity, one that is multifaceted, dynamic and crackles with spontaneity. Fruition, their eighteenth, is a stimulating set of eleven interlinked tracks which has a melancholic undercurrent and a fluid poetry. Opening with a bluesy tenor break, “Nine," which also starts off the recording, transforms into an ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Ivo And Matthew, Thumbscrew, Gentiane MG And More

Read "Ivo And Matthew, Thumbscrew, Gentiane MG And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show a selection of excellent new releases from Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp, Thumbscrew, Gentiane MG, Owen Broder, Anat Cohen, Michael Sarian, William Parker, and, Justin Purtill featuring Leo Genovese and Sean Conly. Also a dip in the archive for some music from John Surman.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp “Nine" from Fruition (ESP) 00:49 Thumbscrew “Survival Fetish" from Multicolored Midnight (Cuneiform) 05:48 Gentiane MG “Flowers Laugh Without Uttering a Sound" from Walls ...

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Album Review

Ivo Perleman Quartet: Magic Dust

Read "Magic Dust" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


On all his recordings, the accomplished improviser and saxophonist Ivo Perelman is known for building seamless rapport with his side musicians, regardless of whether he has a long- standing relationship or is newly collaborating with them. The stimulating and often mellifluous Magic Dust superbly demonstrates this synergy and the individual innovative skills of the band members. The 101 minutes of music is divided into four captivating segments which flow into one another with fiery elegance. “Impromptu," for instance, ...

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Extended Analysis

Brass And Ivory Tales

Read "Brass And Ivory Tales" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Innovative saxophonist Ivo Perelman celebrates his 60th birthday with the release of a magnum opus, Brass And Ivory Tales. Recorded over a period of seven years, this nine-volume box set is impressive in both its depth and breath as it matches Perelman with a different piano master per disc. The improvised duets are usually the first documented meeting between the two musicians and the instant and rapidly evolving synergy is fresh and thrilling. Both remarkable and expected is Perelman's ability ...

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Album Review

Ivo Perelman: Brass And Ivory Tales

Read "Brass And Ivory Tales" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Archeologists and cultural anthropologists theorize early humans had some form of music appreciation. They listened to the sounds wind made as it passed through trees. The breeze sounded different passing through oak than it did fir trees, and the sound was altered whether it was spring or fall. Then there were the bird songs, the first Lennon & McCartneys of the stone age. Early man replicated these melodies, with bones that could be whittled into horns or used to recreate ...


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