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Mary Halvorson Trio: Dragon's Head

Read "Dragon's Head" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Con quel viso da liceale un po' secchioncella, ma forse pronta a accoltellarti la mano al quaderno se non le passi il compito, Mary Halvorson è un personaggio davvero unico del panorama avant-jazz odierno: a vederla tutta composta dietro la chitarra non ti aspetteresti delle strappate di suono così taglienti, eppure c'è nella sua musica qualcosa di sghembo ...

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Mary Halvorson Trio: Dragon's Head

Read "Dragon's Head" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Given her diverse work with Anthony Braxton, Trevor Dunn and Mike Pride, her duos with Jessica Pavone and Kevin Shea and a number of other projects, guitarist Mary Halvorson might have gone any number of directions with her debut as a bandleader. Safe bet it would include some precise, proficient playing, probably some jagged edges and ...

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Mary Halvorson Trio: Dragon's Head

Read "Dragon's Head" reviewed by Nic Jones

Dragon's Head is guitarist Halvorson's debut as a leader, and there's every reason to hope it'll be the first of many. In the past, she's worked in duos with both violist Jessica Pavone and drummer Kevin Shea, as well as in Anthony Braxton's ensemble. It's clear that she's bringing that wealth of experience to bear on ...

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Mary Halvorson Trio: Dragon's Head

Read "Dragon's Head" reviewed by Troy Collins

A singular talent, Brooklyn-based guitarist Mary Halvorson has come into her own as a composer and improviser with her trio debut, Dragon's Head. The Wesleyan-trained guitarist's recent tours and collaborations with her former instructor, composer/multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton, along with cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum have helped set the stage for this stunning recording.

Although Halvorson ...