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Sunday, December 31, 2023

Ivo Perelman - Sunday Interview

Photo by Celso Oliveira
  1.  What is your greatest joy in improvised music?

    The childish playful soul cleansing nature of total improvisation.

  2. What quality do you most admire in the musicians you perform with?

    Their total "in the moment" availability and commitment to very demanding art form.

  3. Which historical musician/composer do you admire the most?

    Heitor Villa Lobos

  4. If you could resurrect a musician to perform with, who would it be?

    Cecil Taylor

  5. What would you still like to achieve musically in your life?

    Achieve even more control of the many musical parameters while being able to be totally in the moment.

  6. Are you interested in popular music and - if yes - what music/artist do you particularly like

    Yes, I am. I enjoy listening to Brazilian pop music like Roberto Carlos.

  7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

    I would like to be less critical of my own playing.

  8. Which of your albums are you most proud of?

    Ivo and Seven Skies Orchestra

  9. Once an album of yours is released, do you still listen to it? And how often?

    Very rarely

  10. Which album (from any musician) have you listened to the most in your life?

    A Love Supreme - John Coltrane

  11. What are you listening to at the moment?

    12 guitar etudes by Villa Lobos

  12. What artist outside music inspires you?

    Helen Frankenthaler, painter


Ivo Perelman reviewed on the Free Jazz Blog:

  • Ivo Perelman and Matt Moran - Tuning Forks (Ibeji, 2023)
  • Ivo Perelman and Nate Wooley - Polarity 2 (Burning Ambulance, 2023)
  • Ivo Perelman and James Emery - The Whisperers (Mahakala, 2023)
  • Ivo Perelman - Molten Gold (Fundacja Słuchaj, 2023)
  • Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp - Tryptich I - III (SMP, 2023)
  • Ivo Perelman and Joe Morris - Elliptic Time (Mahakala, 2022)
  • Ivo Perelman - Reed Rapture in Brooklyn (Mahakala Music, 2022)
  • (D)IVO Saxophone Quartet (Mahakala Music, 2022) ***½
  • Ivo Perelman - Brass and Ivory Tales (Fundacja Sluchcaj, 2021) *****
  • Ivo Perelman & Nate Wooley - Polarity (Burning Ambulance, 2021) ****
  • Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp - Special Edition Box (SMP, 2020) ****½
  • Ivo Perelman: A Musical Storyteller - a film by Leonel Costa (2020)
  • Ivo Perelman - The Purity of Desire (Not Two, 2020) *****
  • Ivo Perelman, Matthew Shipp and Joe Morris - Shamanism (Mahakala Music, 2020) ****
  • Ivo Perelman/Pascal Marzan - Dust of Light / Ears Drawings Sounds (Setola di Maiale/ Ibeji, 2020) ****
  • Ivo Perelman and the Arcado String Trio - Deep Resonance (FSRecords, 2020) *****
  • Ivo Perelman and Matt Shipp - Amalgam (Mahakala Music, 2020) ****½
  • Ivo Perelman is Prolific in His Creativity: An Interview with Ivo Perelman
  • Reflecting upon last decade's musical influencers
  • Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp - Live in Nuremberg (SMP Records, 2019) ****½
  • Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp - Efflorescence Volume 1 (Leo Records, 2019) ****½
  • Solo percussion & percussion duets and even more percussion
  • Ivo Perelman - Ineffable Joy (ESP Disc, 2019) ****1⁄2
  • Ivo Perelman - Strings 4 (Leo, 2019) ****
  • Ivo Perelman and Rudi Mahall - Kindred Spirits (Leo, 2018) *****
  • Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp – Live In Brussels (Leo, 2017) *****
  • The Art of Perelman-Shipp (Leo Records, 2017) – Part Two
  • The Art of Perelman-Shipp (Leo Records, 2017) – Part One
  • Vision Festival 2017 - Day 6: Seeking Optimism
  • Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp - Le Poisson Rouge, May 7th, 2017
  • The year in review
  • The Art of the Improv Trio (3 of 3)
  • The Art of the Improv Trio (2 of 3)
  • The Art of the Improv Trio (1 of 3)
  • Ivo Perelman & Joe Morris – Blue (Leo Records, 2016) ****
  • Ivo Perelman, Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio, Whit Dickey -- Soul (Leo Records, 2016) ****
  • Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp - Corpo (Leo Records, 2016) ****½
  • Perelman/Maneri/Morris/Cleaver - Breaking Point (Leo Records, 2016) ****
  • Ivo Perelman and Karl Berger – The Hitchhiker (Leo Records, 2016) ****½
  • Ivo Perelman Week
  • Three more from Ivo
  • Three from Ivo (3 of 3)
  • Three from Ivo (2 of 3)
  • Three from Ivo (1 of 3)
  • Ivo Perelman galore ....
  • Ivo Perelman / Joe Morris / Gerald Cleaver - Living Jelly (Leo, 2012) ****½
  • Latest from Leo (Part 2 of 3)
  • Sax, piano, drums ... free expressions from around the world
  • Gerald Cleaver : drummer by nature
  • Ivo Perelman and friends
  • Ivo Perelman - Mind Games (Leo Records, 2009) ****
  • Ivo Perelman & Dominic Duval - Nowhere To Hide (Not Two, 2009) ****
  • Sax trio
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