The duo of New York-based Brazilian saxophonist based Ivo Perelman and pianist Matthew Shipp is among the most prolific duos in the American free jazz scene today. Perelman and Shipp have been working together for more than twenty-five years now, released over thirty albums together as a duo and in expanded formats and still sound eager to evolve and explore more of their rich, restless dialog.
«Live in Nuremberg» was recorded in June 2019 at the Art of Improvisation Festival in Nuremberg, Germany, and is released as a limited-edition of 300 copies. This live setting charges this recording with even more dramatic and restless energy than the studio efforts of this powerful duo. Perelman and Shipp have developed an ultra-fast, muscular and telepathic interplay that allows both of them to burst with boundless energy from the first second of this set until the last one of the encore of this hour-long performance.
Perelman and Shipp move as one on the 55-minutes free improvisation of «Set 1» and sculpt, study and structure the stormy and rapid stream of their constantly shifting ideas, take more risks as both investigate new timbral qualities and even explore some surprising lyrical and emotional themes and sing a playful melody towards the end of this piece. There are short segments where Shipp solos alone but most of the time the ever charismatic Perelman and Shipp work tightly, enjoy their rare and profound communication and their inspired mastery of the art of the moment.
Ivo Perelman (ts), Matthew Shipp (p)