05/09/12 By Tony Ananias
Ivo Perelman. Smooth like never before.
One of the best brazillian sax players is back!
Son of a Polish with Russian mother, Ivo Perelman attended a year of architecture before deciding to travel the world with his tenor sax. Born in São Paulo, Ivo started in music playing erudite pieces, from Bach to Villa-Lobos, the guitar until the age of fifteen rebelled with the instrument and was looking for new sounds, experimenting with the cello, clarinet, piano , trombone, before deciding the tenor sax.
With his saxophone in hand and some money saved, Ivo took a plane and went to try life as a musician in New York. After initial difficulties, Ivo had the great opportunity to take classes (free phone) with the renowned Professor Ph.D. in art history, poetry and music, Joe Allard, whose favorite subjects are so eccentric and diverse as the music of centuries five eighteen p.m., medieval poetry of Iceland, American painting of European influence also of the eighteenth century and contemporary British poetry. Certainly the master had great influence on Ivo also began to paint.
After some time, Ivo decided to go to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music stamped, which was not very long, not fit ortodoxissismo the institution. Decided to go further and spent some time in Montreal, then circulated by Israel and also Rome. In 1986, he moved again to the U.S. now to California, taking classes with flutist Marty Krystall in Los Angeles.
Your profile avant-garde, which did not fit exactly the definition of a Brazilian musician, which brought him trouble, as Kevin Whitehead said the magazine Downbeat (transcribed in the book by Roberto Muggiati): "... a screeching solo girl in 20 minutes Ipanema on a night of New Year's Eve in a hotel is not the key to success. "
Four years later, Ivo recorded his first album in Brazil, the following year the Eldorado Studio. For recording, Ivo Perelman could join a team that included star couple Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, John Patitucci, drummer Peter Erkstine and even the pianist Eliane Elias. The album garnered four stars and a half of careful Downbeat magazine, a feat no dispresível for a debut album.
After the first album was followed by a flurry of others which now amount to twenty four releases and this figure is very likely downgrade quickly. In all the remarkable presence of sound visceral and angry that leads to comparisons with Dexter Gordon, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, Sonny Rollins and his greatest influence and confessed, John Coltrane. About your sound and style have commented: "One of the most vital voices to emerge in the rejuvenation of free-jazz" Ottawa Citizen, or "One of the most distinctive and impressive voices of the tenor to emerge in years" (Downbeat Magazine).
His paintings also have a strong affinity with his sound and his talent as a painter can not be neglected. His canvases follow the Impressionist school and remind masters of painting such as Vasily Kandinsky, Hans Hofmann and Jackson Pollack.