Ivo Perelman/Joe Morris/Balazs Pandi One on 180g LP
At Balazs Pandi's invitation, the pre-eminent free-jazz saxophone player of our times, Ivo Perelman, went down to The Stone, John Zorn's experimental music club on Manhattan's Lower East Side, to hear the drummer play with Slobber Pup, a thunderously intense band featuring Joe Morris on distortion-laced guitar, Trevor Dunn on electric bass and Jamie Saft on keyboards. Perelman explains, "I totally enjoyed Balazs' playing, although I had to cover my ears at times because I wasn't used to hearing such intense music. And as I watched them I thought that if we played together it would sound great with Joe on electric bass, just to give it that punch to match Balazs' intense backbeats." The result is One, Ivo Perelman, Joe Morris and Balazs Pandi's first studio effort; free-jazz without compromise, straight from the gut.