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Ivo Perelman/Rudi Mahall: Kindred Spirits / Ivo Perelman/Jason Stein: Spiritual Prayers (Leo)

On most of the 30-odd albums Ivo Perelman has released over the last three years, the saxophonist has articulated his free-form vision through mostly conventional jazz combos, generally involving some combination of piano (usually Matthew Shipp), drums, and bass. What sets his latest pair of recordings apart is that instead of squaring off against a … Read More “Ivo Perelman/Rudi Mahall: Kindred Spirits / Ivo Perelman/Jason Stein: Spiritual Prayers (Leo)”

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Jason Stein Quartet: Lucille! (Delmark)

Bass clarinetist Jason Stein is in a major comfort zone on Lucille! Named after his now 3-year-old daughter, the album features a pair of his Chicago cronies, Keefe Jackson (on tenor saxophone and contrabass clarinet) and Joshua Abrams (on bass). Three of the songs come from the timeless triumvirate of Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz and … Read More “Jason Stein Quartet: Lucille! (Delmark)”

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Locksmith Isidore: Jason Stein/Jason Roebke/Mike Pride: Three Kinds of Happiness

Art Lange’s nearly illegible liner notes for Three Kinds of Happiness promulgate copious speculation on the meaning of the music in the third release from Locksmith Isidore, the trio led by Chicago bass clarinetist Jason Stein. A boppish tempo within the first cut, “Crayons for Sammy,” leads to a simple ride through a number of … Read More “Locksmith Isidore: Jason Stein/Jason Roebke/Mike Pride: Three Kinds of Happiness”

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