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Mary Halvorson Quintet: Bending Bridges

Read "Bending Bridges" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ex allieva di Anthony Braxton, Mary Halvorson ha l'aspetto da prima della classe, di quelle compagne con la mano sempre alzata. Ma, come si sa, le apparenze ingannano, e la bionda chitarrista di Boston non solo i suoi talenti li ha coltivati per bene ma li ha condivisi con una serie infinita di musicisti noti e meno noti. Per ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mary Halvorson Quintet: Bending Bridges

Read "Bending Bridges" reviewed by Troy Collins

The widely celebrated 2010 debut of Mary Halvorson's Quintet, Saturn Sings (Firehouse 12), confirmed the young guitarist's growing reputation with a selection of urbane compositions as impressive as her idiosyncratic improvisations. Bending Bridges expands upon the previous album's concepts, offering further proof of Halvorson's burgeoning talent, reinforced by an even greater sense of accord within the ...

Mary Halvorson Quintet: Bending Bridges

Read "Bending Bridges" reviewed by John Sharpe

For the sophomore effort from her quintet, guitarist Mary Halvorson reprises the winning formula of Saturn Sings (Firehouse 12, 2010). Again, there is a mix of pieces for the full ensemble and for Halvorson in trio; and, again, the end result defies classification, touching on spidery improv, jazz tradition and avant rock in a cleverly idiosyncratic ...