Kindred Spirits

Ivo Perelman | Rudi Mahall




The first in the series of duo recordings by Ivo Perelman with bass clarinet specialists. The Brazilian-born saxophonist meets his match in the German bass clarinet wizard Rudi Mahall. Says Ivo: We are both foreigners, we both grew outside of American jazz. I never met anyone quite like Rudi. He has a refined compositional sense, smart counterpoint, rhythmic displacement, harmonic and melodic development. The recording surpassed my wildest expectations. It is a textbook example of how to approach duo improvising by taking chances and fully listening, while still keeping one’s identity. Everything is in there, packaged in a groundbreaking way”.