Ivo Perelman Archive

Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp – Oneness– Leo 

Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp – Oneness– Leo 

Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp – Oneness– Leo  Musical collaboration and communication of the highest order. Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp – Oneness – Leo CD LR 823/825 (3-CDs), 49:24, 49:06, 43:52 [3/2/18] *****: (Ivo Perelman – tenor saxophone; Matthew Shipp – piano) How does one select the best of the best? As tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp have discovered, that’s nearly impossible. The concept behind the duo recording, Oneness, was for the two long-time musical allies to go into a studio—in this case, five days at Parkwest studios in Brooklyn in September 2017—and then pick the best material and release a single CD. When Shipp and Perelman listened to their completely spontaneous tunes— no predetermined themes, structures or tempos—they faced a conundrum. “The idea was to get just one CD, the best of the very best,” Shipp explains in the album’s liner notes. “But then we listened to these recordings and said, ‘We can’t do that: we can’t choose.’” The result? A three-CD boxed set of close to 2.5 hours of music which is the definitive statement of Shipp and Perelman’s enduring musical partnership. The two artists’ failure to compile a single disc is the listeners’ […]

Editorial for January, 2018

Editorial for January, 2018

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: [metaslider id=64020]   […]