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Ivo Perelman Double Trio: Suite for Helen F.

Tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman’s latest, Suite for Helen F. (Boxholder) pays tribute to abstract-expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler. Perelman is himself a painter. His work bears a passing resemblance to Frankenthaler’s, only instead of using Frankenthaler’s beloved oils Perelman favors acrylic paint, a material notable for its lack of subtlety-the precise quality that defines Perelman’s tenor playing: an in-your-face compilation of every extreme tonal device known to the saxophone.

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