Describing a musical work is as demanding as trying to capture in words the beauty of an image, according to the sense of beauty that everyone can possess in their uniqueness. The sovereign trio's musical presence dictates beauty from another angle of sound. The vocalized saxophone, the prepared piano intensifying a sacred atmosphere and low recursive figures make the musical work "The Gift", of the Brazilian saxophonist Ivo Perelman, a tense production in its dynamic enthusiasm.

Ivo Perelman, Mathew Shippy Michael Bisio form the musical consonance of a trio created for the trance sound, a kind of musical tension that as we appreciate one by one their subjects, opens a trail in the musical forest of their artistic conception. A musical work from the label of disobedient lineage, Leo Records, which increasingly commits to the conjugated noise with free musical structures and superb arrogance. Other looks at today, the jazz of today.

One of the constants of this production "The Gift" is the breath, the saxofonistic breath that timidly slips in most of their passages, especially in the final part of the songs. They are, without a doubt, sound stories of a surrounding trio, of a high voltage rhythmic contagion, a facet in which these free giants constantly work: Ivo, Mathew and Michael....A trio that searches the music, a music that is not resolved in old and outdated impositions of the market, according to the words of the New York critic Clifford Allen.

The ballads present in the "Gift", are part of a movement that generates exploding, brilliant and cathartic chaotic sounds. The finales are surprising, changing the meaning of the narrated sound story, along with the mentioned figures, both the piano and the bass, the latter expanding its sonic palette on a topic where the resonances of the use of the arc sound like other musical sites, perhaps reminiscent. We recall that the pianist M.S, from several decades ago leads the jazz innovator of the downtown New Yorker, a real outsider to the current jazz.

The gift features 10 improvisations for a tenor sax, piano and a bass, a true evocation of the trios of Jimmy Giuffrè in the early 60's. Here we find a curious trait of 'free-bop’; traditional evocation melodies, impulses of the permanent group in 'crescendo' and lyrical phrasing that escapes vain naming. Ivo Perelman is, therefore, a prodigal musician in his sound ideas, of a tightly earthy sound, corporally spiritual.

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