Sunday Neuguitars Playlist #15 “Mary Halvorson”

Sunday Neuguitars Playlist #15 “Mary Halvorson”

Mary Halvorson (born October 16, 1980) is an American avant-garde jazz guitarist from Brookline, Massachusetts. Among her many collaborations, she has: led a trio with John Hébert and Ches Smith, and a quintet with the addition of Jon Irabagon and Jonathan Finlayson; recorded duo albums with violist Jessica Pavone; and recorded several albums with bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara under the band name Thumbscrew. In 2017, 2018, and 2019 Halvorson won Best Guitar in DownBeat’s International Critics Poll. In 2019, she was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Grant for music.

Old Nine Two Six Four Two Dies (No. 10), from the record “Dragon’s Head”

Moon Traps In Seven Rings (No. 17), from the record “Saturn Sings”

That Old Sound (No. 27), from the record “Bending Bridges”

Butterfly Orbit (No. 32), from the record “Illusionary Sea”

Ida Lupino, from the record “Meltframe”

Away With You (no. 55), from the record “Away With You

Storm Cloud, from the record “Code Girl”

Mexican War Streets (Pittsburgh), from the record “Artlessy Falling”

Torturer’s Reverse Delight, from the record “Reverse Blue”

La Cigale, from the record “Crop Circles by Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson”