The Edge //

Album label: 
Release date: 
20/05/2013
Recording location: 
Parkwest studios, Brooklyn NY
Recording date: 
Friday, June 1, 2012
  • 1. Clarinblasen (05:56)
  • 2. Lancaster (06:13)
  • 3. Epigraph (01:08)
  • 4. The Edge (05:36)
  • 5. Zapotecs (01:50)
  • 6. Fatal Thorns (05:37)
  • 7. Interlude (00:43)
  • 8. Volcanic (09:43)
  • 9. Websterisms (05:17)

Bass – Michael Bisio
Drums – Whit Dickey
Piano – Matt Shipp
Tenor Saxophone – Ivo Perelman

The Edge is Saxophonist Ivo Perelman's association with Pianist Matthew Shipp's trio. The nine improvisations can easly be mistaken for composed music as the players shift in and out ofharmonuous landscapes.

Press quotes:
"One of today's most prolific and adventurous tenor saxophonists. A master of extended techniques with a robust tone, his supple embouchure and intrepid virtuosity facilitates a wide range of expression - from altissimo glissandi and flutter-tongued chromatics to percussive slap-tongue and staccato split-tones - all seamlessly integrated into tortuous motifs....majestic ...sensitive romanticism ...hearty, abstract lyricism ...epic, stream of consciousness cadences" All About Jazz. "...the most intense, disturbing, tormenting sax player alive." Françoise Couture