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Ivo Perelman, Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio - Hyperion (2017)

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2017 | Jazz | FLAC / APE

Title: Hyperion
Year Of Release: 2017
Label: Leo Records
Genre: Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 48:14 min
Total Size: 230 MB


1. Part 1 5:01
2. Part 2 7:14
3. Part 3 5:16
4. Part 4 6:58
5. Part 5 4:19
6. Part 6 2:39
7. Part 7 4:41
8. Part 8 5:16
9. Part 9 4:51
10. Part 10 1:58

"The trio begins tentatively, in a curious and patient mood. Snippets of songs peek through the cracks only to vanish quickly from view. The musicians begin to play angular runs that do not seem to fit together at all - until the ears adjust. Naturally, it gels into another beast entirely. Bisio plays busily while Shipp alternates between runs and block chords. Perelman, as always, is searching for the melody within. Bisio suits the duo as well as Parker did, but Bisio is not as aggressive.

Shipp fans, you get short but complete solos on Part 5 and Part 9. They are both bits of automatic composition that my notes say "could be 30 minutes longer." I stand by that!

Part 6 barely contains its own energy, with restless rooting from all three players until they become one six-armed, six-legged cyber-insect digging its way through silent corners and infecting them with gigantic SOUND. Perelman is still trying to locate melodies - even at this pace - which is, of course, futile.

Part 7 finds Shipp dropping surprise chords like they're just spilling out of his pocket - and Perelman and Bisio adapt quickly and easily like the total pros they are. In fact, Perelman delights in this shit - singing like a magnificent bird of prey. He stays in this mode on Part 8, flying around the other two continuously. By Part 10 things have run a little amok, with Perelman-Shipp moving at top speed and Bisio struggling to keep up. It's the only track where Bisio appears to be a third wheel - and for this reason, I kinda wish they wouldn't have closed with it."-Tom Burris, The Free Jazz Collective.

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