Recordings & CDS





Another recording with a New York drummer Brian Willson with whom Ivo recorded before (LEO 547 - Mind Games). in his liner notes, James Hall tries to explain the success of this partnership: "Ivo Perelman moves enthusiastically into his third decade of recording....younger than ever. There is a wholeness and authenticity to all of his recent work, a maturity that clarifies and yet grabs hold of youthful energy. Perelman has had a rich set of collaborators in recent years, but Willson's appearance is a product of some especially good karma... It's a revelation".

The Stream of Life Review 

by Alex Henderson 

Jazz has had its share of major talents who haven't been recorded nearly as often as they deserve to be. Ivo Perelman, on the other hand, has been documented on CD extensively. Some have claimed that Perelman has recorded too often, but because he has such a wealth of creativity, it is a good thing that he has recorded as often as he has. Leo Records has presented the Brazilian tenor saxophonist in a variety of situations; The Stream of Life finds him forming a duo with drummer Brian Willson (not to be confused with Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame). Saxophone/drum duets can be a risky business, but they can also yield fine results if the participants have a strong rapport -- and the rapport that Perelman and Willson enjoy during this 2008 session is quite strong. The two of them are nicely in sync on a 63-minute CD that favors an inside/outside aesthetic (more outside than inside) and isn't as consistently incendiary as some of Perelman's albums have been. But The Stream of Life is not an example of scorching atonality from start to finish. Parts of this disc, in fact, are contemplative, somewhat bluesy, and relatively lyrical. The Stream of Life contrasts intensity with pensive introspection, resulting in a fair amount of variety. But that is not to imply that The Stream of Life lacks passion; Perelman brings plenty of passion to the table, as does Willson. And the two of them are a consistently attractive combination on this memorable outing. 

Jazz Times: “Cooperation with New York drummer Brian Willson is like unfettered free jazz of two equal partners, the men communicate at supersonic speed, phenomenal recording! (Polish)

Tim Siciliano Trio In The Attic


Tim Siciliano, guitar | Dominic Duval, bass


 CIMP has recorded a number of artists making their leadership debuts (and sometimes any kind of recording debut) in their 40s or 50s. Tim Siciliano was 50 when he recorded this disc. While his roots are in the later guitar Bop masters, his mentor was Attila Zoller. Producer Bob Rusch characterized this session as 'a good get-together. ' Music well worth the 50 year wait. In the hands of these three, it brings new life to the bopstream, swinging and free of cliches.

Music of John Coltrane


Jimmy Halperin Tenor sax | Dominic Duval, bass | Brian Willson, drums


There have been many tributes to the great tenor saxophonist John Coltrane since his passing, and the years have done nothing to dull the power of his music. This is a heartfelt nod to Coltrane from a collective group consisting of Dominic Duval on bass, Jimmy Halperin on tenor saxophone and Brian Willson on drums. The group plays music from each phase of Coltrane's influential career, and they make their own personal statements from these well known compositions.