Editorial for January, 2018

by | Jan 7, 2018 | Editorial

In a career that now numbers more than 80 recordings under his own name, Ivo Perelman has established a variety of new benchmarks. He has developed an unsurpassed facility for integrating the tenor saxophone’s extra-high altissimo octaves with the instrument’s conventional range, bringing a new edge and polish to the concept of extended technique. To an extraordinary degree, he has engaged in the daredevil pursuit of utter spontaneity, in stupefying cogent recording sessions that start and end without written compositions or thematic elements, harmonic frameworks or preset tempos. He has assembled a world-class workshop of like-minded musicians on whom to draw for each new project, evincing a sorcerer’s touch for mixing these “ingredients” in novel ways and he has resorted to releasing several albums simultaneously, in order to keep pace with his runaway imagination and productivity.

This month, Audiophile Audition is presenting a 6 CD collection of Perelman’s latest releases.  Perelman has drawn upon different collaborators over the years, include: Matthew Shipp on piano; Nate Wooley, trumpet; for drums there are Bobby Kapp, Jeff Cosgrove, Joe Hertenstein, and Gerald Cleaver.

The CDs include two live performances—Brussels and Baltimore—along with four tight ensemble releases:  Heptagon, Octagon, Scalene, and Philosopher’s Stone:

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