Mary Halvorson

Mary Halvorson

 

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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], Yo La Tengo 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]

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Highlights10

Camino Cielo Echo
 
Camino Cielo Echo is the second album by American jazz drummer Tom Rainey, which was recorded in 2011 and released by Intakt Records.
Bending Bridges
 
Bending Bridges is a studio album by jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson, the second with her working quintet, composed of saxophonist Jon Irabagon, trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, bassist John Hebert and drummer Ches Smith.
Calling All Portraits
Album
Calling All Portraits is an album by musical artist Mary Halvorson, released on September 16, 2008.
Departure of Reason
Album
Departure of Reason is an album by musical artist Mary Halvorson, released on November 15, 2011.

Photos - Mary Halvorson17

Popular Albums11

Album Appearances & References13

Song Appearances & References1

Musical Groups1

Collaborators & Influencers9

Music-Related Relationships2

Videos1

Spotify - Albums & Singles13

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On11

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts1

News Articles6

A recap of the best jazz albums of 2017
  –  December 26, 2017
This one, a hazy, electronics-dusted collaboration with Ron Miles and the slippery-toned guitarist Mary Halvorson, is similarly a moving target full of rich, melodic interplay.
Best of 2017 | Jazz: Vijay Iyer, Ron Miles and Nicole Mitchell look ahead
  –  December 19, 2017
This one, a hazy, electronics-dusted collaboration with Ron Miles and the slippery-toned guitarist Mary Halvorson, is similarly a moving target full of rich, melodic interplay. Cameron Graves, "Planetary Prince" (Mack Avenue) One of the many albums that ...
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
  –  December 14, 2017
On Sunday, the headliners include the guitarist Mary Halvorson’s quartet and the pianist Craig Taborn. The following night, the Kris Davis Trio will play, along with a large band performing John Zorn’s “Cobra,” an improvisation-driven composition.
Yo La Tengo Kick Off Hanukkah Run in New York
  –  December 13, 2017
Mary Halvorson (guitar) and Zeena Parkins (harp) also sat in throughout their set. Continuing a tradition of covering Jewish musicians, they took on Richard Hell’s “The Kid With the Replaceable Head.” Nick Lowe then emerged for the group’s encore ...
Mary Halvorson: Paimon: Book of Angels Volume 32
  –  December 13, 2017
I was first exposed to jazz when I discovered that one of Jimi Hendrix's influences was Wes Montgomery. I played guitar growing up and idolized Hendrix, so I knew that anyone he looked up to must be good
Ryan Papagelis Quartet at Friends of Simsbury Public Library Coffeehouse
  –  November 8, 2017
They have studied under a variety of teachers, including Mike Casey, Carl Knox, Ed Fast, Brian Avery and others and their influences run the gamut from Cannonball Adderly to Cal Tjader, Paul Chambers and Mary Halvorson. According to friend Spencer Bernard ...
 
 
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