Bendito of Santa Cruz

Bendito of Santa Cruz is an album by Brazilian jazz saxophonist Ivo Perelman with pianist Matthew Shipp, which was recorded in 1996 and released on Cadence Jazz Records. Most of the tunes are Brazilian folk songs arranged and adapted by Perelman.

Bendito of Santa Cruz
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Studio album by
RecordedJanuary, 1996
StudioSystems Two, Brooklyn
LabelCadence Jazz Records
ProducerIvo Perelman
Ivo Perelman chronology
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Bendito of Santa Cruz
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Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz    [2]

In his review for AllMusic, Alex Henderson notes that "Melody is a high priority on this session, and Perelman makes a point of stating recognizable melodies before venturing 'outside' for some very intense and explosive improvising."[1]

Track listingEdit

All compositions are Brazilian folk songs except where noted.

  1. "Bendito of Santa Cruz take 1" – 1:42
  2. "Macumba" – 9:27
  3. "Anglo" (Ivo Perelman) – 7:22
  4. "Roses" – 6:41
  5. "Ze do Vale" – 5:39
  6. "Cego" – 4:43
  7. "Cana Fita" – 4:17
  8. "Bandeirantes" (Ivo Perelman) – 6:02
  9. "The Lion" (Ivo Perelman) – 3:08
  10. "Bendito of Santa Cruz take 2" – 1:38



  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. Ivo Perelman – Bendito of Santa Cruz: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2002). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (6th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 1175. ISBN 0-14-051521-6.