Perelman, Ivo & Joe Morris

Leo Records, 2016CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 22.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Avant Garde
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Performance: 3
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Saxophonist Ivo Perelman partners with acoustic guitarist Joe Morris for Blue. While they have recorded twice before, this is their first duo effort. As the title suggests, the tone is dark and melancholic but no, it’s not a blues recording, though “Almost Blue” is close! This is a milder take on the spontaneity we expect from Ivo with different colorations. Joe’s spirited fretwork marries well with Perelman’s excursions on “Turtle Dance”, “Blue Lester” and through most of the session. The pair are dancing together on nine selections and they cover many shades of blue with Morris sticking to Perelman’s moves effortlessly and dare I say, sometimes overshadowing him, but always complimentary!


Publicist: D. L. Media