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Perelman, Ivo / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver: The Art Of The Improv Trio Volume 4 (Leo)

The 4th volume in Brazilian/New York saxophonist Ivo Perelman's exemplary 6-part series "The Art of the Improv Trio" bring together bassist William Parker and drummer Gerald Cleaver for a 3-part set of free improvisation, beautifully flowing dialog of masterful playing.
 

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UPC: 5024792077427

Label: Leo
Catalog ID: LEO 774
Squidco Product Code: 23311

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: UK
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded Parkwest Studios, in Brooklyn, New York, in March, 2016, by Jim Clouse.


Personnel:

Ivo Perelman-tenor saxophone

William Parker-bass

Gerald Cleaver-drums

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track listing:


1. Part 1. 5:45

2. Part 2. 40:50

3. Part 3. 5:37
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"The music we did and continue to do is always transcending itself unfolding in layers of sound, space and colors. We are actually painting with sound and enabling the concept of vision to live. Becoming a voice hearing and opening the floodgates of creativity. Once the gates are opened we discover they are eternal. They do not repeat themselves and it is no longer music it is the life of Ivo Perelman shared with the world like a window wide open looking out over a field of flowers called hope. The music that I have played with Ivo is beautiful."-William Parker, August 2016



"Going by productivity, saxophonist Ivo Perelman could rightly be labeled the hardest working man in improvised music. He generates about 12-15 albums of all-new original material...every year. Last spring, Perelman cut loose five albums of fresh improv, three in a duo setting and the other two quartets (we surveyed the duo records at that time). A mere six months later came forth six more fresh Ivo Perelman releases.

Quantity does not always equate with quality, but they consistently co-exist with Perelman's music. Both are possible because he so practiced in the art of improvisation and chooses among the best in the field to improvise along with him. And with each batch of releases, there are new angles explored. This time, it's all around the trio, and the six volumes of The Art Of The Improv Trio tinkers with combinations that include Perelman and two of the following: Matthew Shipp, Whit Dickey, Joe Morris, Garland Cleaver, William Parker, Karl Berger and Mat Maneri.

That's a lot of material to absorb, more than I can adequately describe in this space. But after listening to all six volumes, I came away most intrigued by the recordings Perelman made with the Parker/Cleaver rhythm section, last heard on a Perelman-led date with Shipp with 2013's Serendipity. Every Ivo Perelman improv outing is defined by how the saxophonist interacts with the unique personalities arrayed around him, and there's something to how bassist William Parker and drummer Gerald Cleaver make something out of the ordinary with the sax-bass-drums configuration.

Volume 4 is middle-heavy, a protracted piece sandwiched by two, five-minute ones. On the opening segment "Part 1," Parker's capability of harmonizing in real time is readily discernible, as is Cleaver, who's feeding off of the percussive aspects of Perelman's flow of notes. As the three wind down, they fall into a blues mood.

The "Part 2" centerpiece performance mostly sprints its way across the audial terrain, Perelman making the journey with pure instinctiveness while spitting out one melodic invention after another. Taut as always, Parker after a while joins in the fun and conjures up riffs out of the blue that gives more impetus for Perelman to set off in a new direction. Right in the middle of the proceedings, he gets a solo spot and the master bassist even comes up with a danceable shuffle near the end; Perelman seems to revel in the festive vibe. Cleaver's tempos are so liquid, imperceptibly modulating the time as he plays to Perelman whims telepathically.

The three sound so elusive on the epilogue piece but so of a single mind, adjusting continuously and doing it together. Perelman really opens up the bell of his horn after a while, reaching high at times and soaring with a candied tone.

There's a lot of art contained within The Art Of The Improv Trio, Volume 4, but singling out this volume in no way means the other five volumes fall short of it. Ivo Perelman liberally mixes and matches his improv trios and maintains his high standards for free jazz all the same."-S. Victor Aaron, Something Else Reviews


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Artist Biographies:

"Born in 1961 in São Paulo, Brazil, Perelman was a classical guitar prodigy who tried his hand at many other instruments - including cello, clarinet, and trombone - before gravitating to the tenor saxophone. His initial heroes were the cool jazz saxophonists Stan Getz and Paul Desmond. But although these artists' romantic bent still shapes Perelman's voluptuous improvisations, it would be hard to find their direct influence in the fiery, galvanic, iconoclastic solos that have become his trademark.

Moving to Boston in 1981, to attend Berklee College of Music, Perelman continued to focus on mainstream masters of the tenor sax, to the exclusion of such pioneering avant-gardists as Albert Ayler, Peter Brötzmann, and John Coltrane (all of whom would later be cited as precedents for Perelman's own work). He left Berklee after a year or so and moved to Los Angeles, where he studied with vibraphonist Charlie Shoemake, at whose monthly jam sessions Perelman discovered his penchant for post-structure improvisation: "I would go berserk, just playing my own thing," he has stated.

Emboldened by this approach, Perelman began to research the free-jazz saxists who had come before him. In the early 90s he moved to New York, a far more inviting environment for free-jazz experimentation, where he lives to this day. His discography comprises more than 50 recordings, with a dozen of them appearing since 2010, when he entered a remarkable period of artistic growth - and "intense creative frenzy," in his words. Many of these trace his rewarding long-term relationships with such other new-jazz visionaries as pianist Matthew Shipp, bassists William Parker, guitarist Joe Morris, and drummer Gerald Cleaver.

Critics have lauded Perelman's no-holds-barred saxophone style, calling him "one of the great colorists of the tenor sax" (Ed Hazell in the Boston Globe); "tremendously lyrical" (Gary Giddins); and "a leather-lunged monster with an expressive rasp, who can rage and spit in violence, yet still leave you feeling heartbroken" (The Wire). Since 2011, he has undertaken an immersive study in the natural trumpet, an instrument popular in the 17th century, before the invention of the valve system used in modern brass instruments; his goal is to achieve even greater control of the tenor saxophone's altissimo range (of which he is already the world's most accomplished practitioner).

Perelman is also a prolific and noted visual artist, whose paintings and sketches have been displayed in numerous exhibitions while earning a place in collections around the world."

-Ivo Perelman Website (http://www.ivoperelman.com/bio/)
8/18/2017

"William Parker is a bassist, improviser, composer, writer, and educator from New York City, heralded by The Village Voice as, "the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time."

In addition to recording over 150 albums, he has published six books and taught and mentored hundreds of young musicians and artists.

Parker's current bands include the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, In Order to Survive, Raining on the Moon, Stan's Hat Flapping in the Wind, and the Cosmic Mountain Quartet with Hamid Drake, Kidd Jordan, and Cooper-Moore. Throughout his career he has performed with Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Milford Graves, and David S. Ware, among others."

-William Parker Website (http://www.williamparker.net/)
8/18/2017

"Gerald Cleaver (born May 4, 1963) is an African-American jazz drummer from Detroit, Michigan. Cleaver's father is drummer John Cleaver Jr., originally from Springfield, Ohio, and his mother was from Greenwood, Mississippi. Gerald had six older siblings. Cleaver joined the jazz faculty at the University of Michigan in 1995. He has performed or recorded with Joe Morris, Mat Maneri, Roscoe Mitchell, Miroslav Vitou , Michael Formanek, Tomasz Sta ko, Franck Amsallem and others.

Under the name Veil of Names, Cleaver released an album called Adjust on the Fresh Sounds New Talent label in 2001. It featured Maneri, Ben Monder, Andrew Bishop, Craig Taborn and Reid Anderson and was a Best Debut Recording Nominee by the Jazz Journalists Association. Cleaver currently leads the groups Uncle June, Black Host, Violet Hour and NiMbNl as well as working as a sideman with many different artists."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Cleaver_(musician))
8/18/2017

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