Mary Halvorson with Anti-House, Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Munich, Germany, January 2011
|Genres||Free jazz, avant-garde jazz, experimental music|
|Labels||Firehouse 12, (Thirsty Ear, Cuneiform|
|Associated acts||Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant, Marc Ribot|
She is a 2002 graduate of Wesleyan University. She has performed with Anthony Braxton, Jessica Pavone, Taylor Ho Bynum and Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant. As of 2008, she leads a trio including John Hebert and Ches Smith. She is also associated with violist Jessica Pavone, with whom she has recorded as a duo.
AllAboutJazz.com's Troy Collins calls Halvorson "[a] singular talent... Brooklyn-based guitarist Mary Halvorson has come into her own as a composer and improviser ... light years ahead of her peers, she is the most impressive guitarist of her generation. The future of jazz guitar starts here." Jon Garelick of The Phoenix writes, "It's that search for her own thing that's made Halvorson ... one of the most celebrated young guitarists in jazz, someone who has a unique sound both as a player and a composer."
- Prairies (Lucky Kitchen, 2005)
- On and Off (Skirl, 2007)
- Opulence (UgExplode, 2008)
- Dragon's Head (Firehouse 12, 2008)
- Calling All Portraits (Skycap, 2008)
- Thin Air (Thirsty Ear, 2009)
- Crackleknob (Hatology, 2009)
- Saturn Sings (Firehouse 12, 2010)
- Departure of Reason (Thirsty Ear, 2011)
- Electric Fruit (Thirsty Ear, 2011)
- Bending Bridges (Firehouse 12, 2012)
- Mechanical Malfunction (Thirsty Ear, 2012)
- Super Eight (Intakt, 2013)
- Ghost Loop (EMI, 2013)
- Illusionary Sea (Firehouse 12, 2013)
- Thumbscrew (Cuneiform, 2014)
- Meltframe (Firehouse, 2015)
- Hotel Grief (Intakt, 2015)
- Emerge (Intakt, 2015)
- Convallaria (Cuneiform, 2016)
- Mary Halvorson, All About Jazz. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
- Clean Feed Records and Mary Halvorson: Promises of Good Things to Come in Jazz, Pop Matters. Jazz Today. By Will Layman. February 16, 2011. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
- Mary Halvorson, All About Jazz. By Troy Collins. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
- A Sharpened Axe to Grind, Online Wall Street Journal. By Steve Dollar. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
- Mary Halvorson's EnchantedWood, The Boston Phoenix. By Jon Garelick. p. 1–2. May 31, 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
- "Mary Halvorson | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 August 2016.