2017-05-26 Art of the Improv Trio Volume 5

The Art of The Improv Trio Volume 5. Gerald Cleaver, Joe Morris, and Ivo Perelman.

I enjoyed Joe Morris’ playing, but I didn’t fully appreciate his perspectives until I read an interview with him in a collection of interviews William Parker did with improvisors for RogueArt. Anyway, Morris and Perelman seem to have a real connection and their interplay on this album is fantastic to listen to.

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2017-05-25 Art of the Improv Trio Volume 4

The Art of The Improv Trio Volume 4. Gerald Cleaver, William Parker, and Ivo Perelman.

Mr Perelman must have had three espressos before this set, because he is out in front, right out of the gate. After a few failed attempts to connect with Perelman, Cleaver and Parker establish a dialogue between themselves and carry on. Perelman eventually realizes he’s not in sync with the rest of the trio, and tries to connect with what Parker and Cleaver are doing, but never finds a way in. I found myself wishing I could turn off Perelman’s Sax and just listen to the Bass and Drums as a duo.

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2017-05-24 Art of the Improv Trio Volume 3

The Art of The Improv Trio Volume 3. Gerald Cleaver, Ivo Perelman, and Matthew Shipp.

The “Jazziest” and, (for me,) most immediately enjoyable of these recordings, so far. The interplay between Cleaver and Perelman is a delight to listen to.

#TodaysCommuteSoundtrack #GeraldCleaver #IvoPerelman #MatthewShipp

2017-05-23 Art of the Improv Trio Volume 2

. Whit Dickey, Mat Maneri, and Ivo Perelman.

Interesting how Mr Perelman tailors his Tenor playing to his partners. In this case he is matching Maneri’s cello with a formidable display of his glissando technique and upper register playing. Very different from Volume One.

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