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Mary Halvorson Octet: Away With You

Read "Away With You" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

La band è stellare -vi troviamo alcuni dei più quotati improvvisatori della scena newyorchese -la leadership discreta ma autorevole, la scrittura sorprendente, il risultato finale mozzafiato. Dal solo al settetto, Mary Halvorson aveva già avuto modo di mettere in mostra il proprio talento, cresciuto alla scuola di Mr. Anthony Braxton, ma l'ottetto (formazione ibrida ambigua per ...

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Mary Halvorson Octet: Away With You

Read "Away With You" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This debut octet outing led by guitarist Mary Halvorson is packed with an all-star team, featuring alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon, bassist John Hébert and other notables. However, one of the differentiators is the addition of pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, who pushes the envelope above and beyond standard fare, sans the traditional Country music element. As ...

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Mary Halvorson Octet: Away With You

Read "Away With You" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Continuing her streak of outstanding releases, guitarist extraordinaire Mary Halvorson once again shows her determination to build upon her unique style as a composer and bandleader. She's taken her septet from 2013's superb Illusionary Sea and added an eighth member, pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, and the resulting music is typical Halvorson: harmonically complex, emotionally compelling, ...