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Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone: Thin Air

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Traveling in similar circles in the fertile Brooklyn scene, guitarist Mary Halvorson and violist Jessica Pavone's shared formative experiences can be traced to the influence of composer Anthony Braxton. Since then, numerous eclectic collaborations with fellow Braxton-alumni cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum have ensued, with all three serving as current members of Braxton's varied line-ups.

As testament to their diverse backgrounds, neither Halvorson nor Pavone are constrained by any one particular style or approach. Halvorson's penchant for the primal ...

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Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone: On and Off

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On and Off documents the ongoing collaboration between guitarist Mary Halvorson and violist Jessica Pavone. Following in the footsteps of their previous duo collaboration, Prairies (Lucky Kitchen, 2005), this intimate studio session presents a similar program of eclectic tunes.

Both former students of composer Anthony Braxton, Halvorson and Pavone continue to perform in his ensembles, those of cornetist and fellow Braxton alumni Taylor Ho Bynum and in their own numerous Brooklyn-based projects. Left to their own devices, Halvorson ...


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