Ivo Perelman: Freedom and Expression
By Kato Bookbird
Take Perelman’s celebrated collaborations with Matthew Shipp – The Art of the Duet – Volume One and Book of Sound, The Other Edge as well the monumental Callas, Complementary Colors and his most recent Butterfly Whispers. In the greater scheme of things those recordings represent an import high watermark of this era of music. One is often reminded of the intrepid bombast of Charlie Rouse played across the angularity of Thelonious Monk, or Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry. It is the dominant narrative of the decade in which the music has been recorded, always leading to the same conclusion: modernism bad but Perelman good.
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