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Radio & Podcasts

Mary Halvorson, Josh Sinton, Pat Thomas & The Big Room

Read "Mary Halvorson, Josh Sinton, Pat Thomas & The Big Room" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Guitarist Mary Halvorson's new double album marks her debut for Nonesuch. You'll hear a sample from em>Amaryllis and Belladonna. You'll also get a taste of Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon's terrific new recording Pure And Simple with the great Arild Andersen and Rakalam Bob Moses. Other new trio sets come from baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton and the international threesome of English pianist Pat Thomas and Swedes saxophonist Sture Ericson and drummer Raymond Strid, France's The Big Room & Germany's Blechbarrage. Quartets ...

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Live Review

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2022

Read "Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2022" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain


Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Various Venues Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada May 19-22, 2022 The weekend of May 19-22, was the first time since 2019 that artistic director Michel Levasseur and the team at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV, or Victo, as it is popularly known) were able to mount a full program of concerts and other presentations (sound installations, films) without tight pandemic restrictions. This meant that, ...

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Multiple Reviews

Mary Halvorson: Alchemist Supreme

Read "Mary Halvorson: Alchemist Supreme" reviewed by Doug Collette


Produced and mixed by John Dieterich, with complementary cover art of paintings by DM Stith, the two companion pieces constituting the Nonesuch Records debut by Brooklyn-based guitarist, composer and MacArthur fellow Mary Halvorson restore truth to the often-cliched phrase 'the complete package.' Amaryllis features master improvisers in the company of a string quartet rendering arrangements devised to continually freshen explorations of the material. Meanwhile, Belladonna is a set of challenging compositions written specifically for the guitar in conjunction with that ...

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In Pictures

Festival Music Unlimited 35 In Wels, Austria

Read "Festival Music Unlimited 35 In Wels, Austria" reviewed by Ziga Koritnik


A collection of photos from Music Unlimited 35 Festival in Wels, Austria from November 5, 2021 to November 7, 2021 featuring Tumido Orchestra, (Susanna Gartmayer, Irene Kepl, Noid, Manu Mayr, Alexander Kranabetter, Thomas Berghammer, Lukas König, Mario Stadler, Bernhard Breuer, Gigi Gratt), Gabbro 4, (Hanne de Backer, Agnes Hvizdalek, Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, Raphael Malfliet), Irreversible Entanglements, (Camae Ayewa, Keir Neuringer, Aquiles Navarro, Luke Stewart, Tcheser Holmes), Mary Halvorson & Code Girl, (Mary Halvorson, Brian Settles, Amirtha Kidambi, Adam O'Farrill, Michael ...

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Album Review

Sylvie Courvoisier / Mary Halvorson: Searching for the Disappeared Hour

Read "Searching for the Disappeared Hour" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Here pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and guitarist Mary Halvorson come together for the second time on record in a set of amorphous, ever-changing music that combines their two distinctive approaches into something unique. The musicians' individual sounds are very complimentary as Halvorson's strums and swoops interlock tightly with Courvoisier's precise notes. Together they show a friskiness not often heard in their individual work. Their playing has a dreamy, disoriented surface that sounds like other-dimensional cocktail music and often embeds ...

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Album Review

Mary Halvorson's Code Girl: Artlessly Falling

Read "Artlessly Falling" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Guitarist Mary Halvorson has displayed her playing and composing talents in a number of settings, but this second release by her song-based band, Code Girl, is one of the most focused and intense things she has ever done. Halvorson and her quintet constructed music around eight of her own poems, each written in a specific poetic form. The results are fluid and improvisational art songs, in the manner of complex but catchy British art rock groups of the ...

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Radio & Podcasts

New Jazz From Around The World

Read "New Jazz From Around The World" reviewed by Bob Osborne


In this episode of World of Jazz, we offer a truly trans-global selection of music with exciting new releases from Italian, German, American, Swedish, Japanese, Argentinian, and Australian artists. There are selections from Marco Rottoli, Marcus Klossek, Mary Halvorson, Bjorn Ingelstam, Emi Makabe, Javier Subatin, and Cyclone Trio. Playlist Marco Rottoli Trio “Acacia" from New Years Eve (AMP Music and Records) 00:00 Marcus Klossek Electric Trio “Like 4 Minutes Ago" from Time Was Now (DoubleMoon/Challenge Records) 07:03 Mary ...


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