Mary Halvorson

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Mary Halvorson
Mary Halvorson Unterfahrt 2011-01-25-002.jpg
Mary Halvorson with Anti-House, Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Munich, Germany, January 2011
Background information
Born 1980
Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genres Free jazz, avant-garde jazz, experimental
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2002–present
Labels Firehouse 12, Thirsty Ear, Cuneiform
Associated acts Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant, Marc Ribot
Website www.maryhalvorson.com

Mary Halvorson is an avant-garde jazz guitarist from Brookline, Massachusetts.

She is a 2002 graduate of Wesleyan University. She has performed with Anthony Braxton, Jessica Pavone, Taylor Ho Bynum, Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant, Marc Ribot,[1] Susan Alcorn[2] and Weasel Walter.[3] As of 2008, she leads a trio including John Hebert and Ches Smith.[4][5] She is also associated with violist Jessica Pavone, with whom she has recorded as a duo.

Troy Collins of All About Jazz 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."[6][7] 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."[8]

Discography[edit]

Mary Halvorson. Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson
  • 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)[9]
  • Away With You (Firehouse 12, 2016)

With Marc Ribot

With Weasel Walter and Peter Evans

  • Mystery Meat (ugEXPLODE, 2009)
  • Electric Fruit (Thirsty Ear, 2011)
  • Mechanical Malfunction (Thirsty Ear, 2012)

With Weasel Walter

  • Opulence (ugEXPLODE, 2008)

With People (Kyle Forester and Kevin Shea)

  • 3xaWoman: The Misplaced Files (Telegraph Harp, 2014)[10]
  • Misbegotten Man (I & Ear, 2007)[11]
  • People (I & Ear, 2005)[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Young Philadelphians Marc Ribot's website
  2. ^ Mary Halvorson bio on her website
  3. ^ List of Weasel Walter current projects on nowawe.pair.com
  4. ^ Mary Halvorson Archived June 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., All About Jazz. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Mary Halvorson Archived June 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., All About Jazz. By Troy Collins. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  7. ^ A Sharpened Axe to Grind, Online Wall Street Journal. By Steve Dollar. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  8. ^ Mary Halvorson's EnchantedWood Archived November 5, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., The Boston Phoenix. By Jon Garelick. p. 1–2. May 31, 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  9. ^ "Mary Halvorson | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  10. ^ Telegraph Harp
  11. ^ Mary Halvorson discography
  12. ^ Mary Halvorson discography