MAN OF THE FOREST
Latin Jazz from IVO PERELMAN
Among the several artistic/musical priorities upon which this CD is premised,
the most important is that all the pieces are based on thematic or motivic ideas
great Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). To Ivo Perelman this
mean playing Villa-Lobos' music straight, nor did it mean recreating, i.e.
his music in jazz terms, let alone what years ago used to be called 'jazzing up
classics' (in this case some of Villa-lobos' 'tunes'); nor did it mean mixing jazz
improvisations with some of Villa-Lobos' intact compositions or subjecting them to
variational procedures. Rather, Ivo wanted to pay tribute to his fellow
using a few particularly fetching melodic morsels, culled from the vast catalogue
Villa-Lobos' works, as points of departure, transuting these fragments into Ivo's
unique personal sound world. The Villa-Lobos pieces involded are: Pai-do-Mato
(Man of the Forest), subtitled Amerindian Poem; Cantiga Caico
Caico); Veleiro (Sailboat); Rasga o Coracao (Touch the Heart); and
Prelude No. 1 (for guitar).
Ivo Perelman -- tenor sax
Joanne Brackeen -- piano
Mark Helias -- bass
Billy Hart -- drums
Guilherme Franco vpercussion
Cyro Baptista -- percussion
Nana Vasconcelos -- percussion, voice
Dom Salvador -- accordion
Duduka da Fonseca -- percussion
MAN OF THE FOREST (PAI DO MATO)
RASGA O CORACAO
PRELUDE NO. 1
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