Ivo Perelman/Jason Stein – “Spiritual Prayers” (Leo Records, 2018)

CD LR 842

“Spiritual Prayers” is the newest release of “Leo Records”. Album was recorded by Ivo Perelman (saxophone) and Jason Stein (bass clarinet). These two musicians are original and creative improvisers. They are the masters of fusing together absolutely uncompairable playing techniques, sounds, eclectic stylictic combinations, strange sounds, outrageous noises and many other elements of musical language. The music is filled with bright, remarkable and innovative musical decisions and astonishing, brave, sparkling and ambitious musical experiments. Their playing style is based on hot and thrilling sound, passion and expression. Musicians are improvising free, spontaneously, expressively and create a marvelous, effective and provocative musical pattern. Music is always based on synthesis between the basics of avant-garde and experimental jazz and soft intonations of modern jazz styles. That makes an effort to creative, artsy, moving and attractive synthesis of all different and contrasting musical language elements. Own and original playing style, hot, sensitive, bright and fresh playing manner, evocative sound and many other similar playing techniques are the main elements which form the main sound of musicians composing style and free improvisations. Musicians are famous and interestign jazz masters – they both have brilliant and precise playing techniques, also are open for bright, fresh, intriguing furious and dizzy musical decisions.

“Spiritual Prayers” has dynamic and inspiring sound – music is full of surprising musical decisions, sudden turns, pleasant and interesting combinations and rich musical language. Musicians like to experiment in all sections and layers of musical language. They explore new and innovative ways of playing, produce enchanting, bright, charming, weird or simply outrageous timbres, create enormously huge variety of playing techniques, expressions, dynamics and other elements of musical language. Solid, independent, bright and effective melodic section is highly contrasting with interesting and active drum’s section. The music is moody and charming – it’s consisted by many different episodes which are joined together and create colorful, illustrative and joyful musical pattern. Basics of avant-garde jazz, the newest tendencies of experimental jazz are connected together with bright, especially expressive, sharp and engaging solos of bebop, post bop, hard bop and other styles of modern jazz. Interesting and charming sound and instrumental combo brings suggestive and bright sound to whole album. Though, saxophone and bass duo is frequently used combinations of the instrument’s, musicians are not boring not for a one minute – they are improvising bravely, cordially and innovatively. Their free improvisations are like real bursts of energy, filled with furiously fast and roaring passages, bright and vibrant blow outs, joyful, playful, vital and gentle “conversations”, dozens of unusual timbres, ornaments and fascinating instrumentation’s decisions. Musicians are showing their abilities of playing – they are demonstrating the possibility to connect together bright and gentle pieces, soft and relaxing improvisations, ravious, luminous and turbulent improvisations, spontaneous solos and many other different elements of musical language. Their improvisations have free sturcture – it’s based on free improvisation, avant-garde jazz and gentle intonations of modern jazz styles. Evenrything is connected by principe of contrast – musicians make suggestive and bright musical pattern by fusing together contrasting and gorgeous musical episodes which have original and evocative musical language. Ivo Perelman saxophone music always is bordering somewhere between light solos and heavy, powerful and aggressive energy explosions, bright, passionate, tremendous and blowing melodies, vivacious blow outs and many other elements. Ivo Perelman has cordial, emotional, expressive and effective playing style, which brings natural, evocative, warm and gentle sound of the album. The bass melodies by Jason Stein are filled with fascinating solos, marvelous, terrific and tremendous blow outs, remarkable melodies, vivacious and free improvisations, bright and original sounds and wide range of unusual playing techniques. Deep, dark, heavy and solemn bass line is fused with fuiously fast solos, passionate and extremely rapid solos, expressive and dramatic energy explosions and many other things. Artsy, marvelous and natural synthesis of all wide range of musical language’s elements creates an exceptional, brave, noisy, dramatic and marvelous sound.

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