18 March 2007

ivo perelman, william parker, rashied ali-live at the knitting factory 1996

hi all heres another brilliant live recording on the zero in lable(sadly defunct) by brazilian saxophonist ivo perelman playing with one of the greatest rythm sections in this era or any other.
rashied ali and william parker need no introduction.
for those not familiar with his name,heres a bio from his website.

The natural affinity of music and visual art has rarely ever been expressed as vividly as in the visual imagery created by noted jazz saxophonist, Ivo Perelman. Born 12/01/1961 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he came to the United States in 1981 to pursue a musical career. He has performed to great acclaim in jazz festivals and concerts around the world and has recorded 26 CDs. His music, a unique form of free jazz, translates itself into the striking Abstract Expressionism of his painted imagery. Just as his music evolves out of his liberation from musical convention, his imagery dispenses with traditional artistic conventions and expresses the raw energy which creates each painting. The intense flows and abrupt breaks of sound which emerge from his saxophone are reborn as zigzagging lines of color, splashed on canvas. Some of his paintings are full of agitated energy, while others are more lyrical, creating a visual moment of near silence. Instead of working from a preconceived artistic idea, Perelman lets the flowing, skittering, dancing paint lead him on. Each painting is like a performance, a set of actions in time which can happen in that particular way only once, embodying the sound of his music through the stroke of the paint brush. The notes become vibrant colors and the rhythm transcends into shape. He passionately unravels the most vivid emotions, whether playing the saxophone or approaching the canvas. There are no limits or restraints as his method of expression relies not on planning but solely on the flow of feelings. His desire for painting stems from the depths of his soul with the ardent yearnings.
Although largely known for his playing of the tenor saxophone, Perelman also plays piano, clarinet, cello and recorder and is a trained classical guitar player. Perelman made an immediate impression with his 1989 debut Ivo, and his subsequent work has continued to justify his critical status as one of the most important and distinctive tenor saxophone voices of recent years. His vigorous performing style has brought comparisons with John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, David Murray and, perhaps inevitably, Gato Barbieri. An air of invigorating fun surrounds some of Perelman's music, especially when working with Latin-tinged material. Elsewhere, his enthusiasm seems at times to overwhelm his surroundings and it takes equally dominant musicians to contain him and, as a result, raise the standards of performances to sometimes breathtaking heights. Perelman has worked with players including, Paul Bley, Don Pullen, Joanne Brackeen, Geri Allen, Matthew Shipp, Eliane Elias, Rashied Ali, Billy Hart, Andrew Cyrille, Jay Rosen, Ramon Lopez, Peter Erskine, Airto Moreira, Mino Cinelu, Flora Purim, Nana Vasconcelos, Reggie Workman, Dominic Duval, Paul Rodgers, John Patitucci, William Parker, Louis Sclavis and Elton Dean.
From articles by Eleanor Heartney, New York City based art critic and contributing editor to Art in America, and from www. theiceberg.com
perelman is also an abstract expressionist painter and graphic artists
this great trio made an album on leo in 1997 called'sad life' a stunning piece of work that deserves to be heard, also check out the stunning empathy of ali and parker on charles gayles
magnificent 'touchin on trane on f.m.p
ripped@224kbsmp3 (includes scans)


The Ghost of Jerry Reed said...

damn, rashied ali sounds like a man possessed, as usual. thanks for the great post. maybe they'll re-issue this someday...

hideo said...

you've posted some lulus, dipmong, but I'm guessing (haven't listened yet) based on the lineup that this one's going to BURN

thanks for all esp. the Konitz and Surmans

dipmong said...

ghost of jr im glad you like it
nothing like a good ole fire storm
to quell any sense of futility
or other desolate sentiments.

thanks, any time you want to post some oop material, doesnt have to be free jazz you know where to find me.

tom7865 said...

hey dude.... anytime you want to post anything from me at that other place feel free- no acknowledgment necessary. tom7865

like your blog by the way.....

Frédito said...

Man, that's fierce ! A bit overwhelming though with my first cup of tea in the morning. I still have to really dig Perelman. I recall borrowing an album called Watercolor, something like that, I had the same impression of sonorous avalanche, absence of "fine" phrases...Maybe with the Monk's tune album posted at CIA ?
Thanks for the share

Ernesto said...

Perelman with Parker & Ali???
And does it work?
Sorry but I can't imagine that this work at all.

Oh and i was listen to the Braxton/Taylor duets of last autumm
Results: Don't Work!

Bake to Perelman:
I must listen to it. Thanks a lot for uping it!

Spazz numbNuts said...

updated links in FLAC

Nargile57 said...

Wow, how did I miss this?
Could anyone please re-up in mp3?
Many thanks :)

santos curser said...

I hate to use the term "mega dittos" because it reminds me of a phrase idiots say... however it is appropriate here.