Thumbscrew, (Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara), il trio schiacciapollici del jazz contemporaneo: Thumbscrew e Convallaria su #neuguitars #blog

“what is remaining decided to float in air hanging there” Mary Halvorson in John Zorn, “Arcana VI musicians on music”, pag. 107 http://www.thumbscrew.net/ http://www.MichaelFormanek.com http://www.TomasFujiwara.com http://www.MaryHalvorson.com La recente uscita per la Cuneiform Records del nuovo cd del trio Thumbscrew mi ha spinto a scrivere queste note, collegando la loro ultima fatica a un altro loro…

Thumbscrew, (Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara), a new idea for a trio in the contemporary jazz’s world: Thumbscrew e Convallaria on #neuguitars #blog

“what is remaining decided to float in air hanging there” Mary Halvorson in John Zorn, “Arcana VI musicians on music”, pag. 107 http://www.thumbscrew.net/ http://www.MichaelFormanek.com http://www.TomasFujiwara.com http://www.MaryHalvorson.com The recent Cuneiform Records’ release for the Thumbscrew trio’s new CD has prompted me to write these notes, linking their last effort to their homonymous cd, released for Cuneiform…

#video Mary Halvorson Quintet: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert on #neuguitars #blog

Mary Halvorson Quintet: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert Today, when you see a saxophonist and a trumpeter in front of a jazz group, it’s par for the course. It’s a particular combination that’s defined many landmark recordings: Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry, John Coltrane andMiles Davis. Done right, it’s a…

Guitar Power 2015 ep. 6 featuring Mary Halvorson

“Thirty-five-year-old Mary Halvorson’s guitar playing can be challenging and at times even confrontational, but it is never conventional. A fixture in avant-garde and improvisational music circles, the New York City-based guitarist is just as likely to pick out intricate, harmonically and melodically complex lines of stunning beauty as she is to unleash a violent spray…

Mary Halvorson Solo, 28.09.15, Catania, Italy full concert

Mary Halvorson is an avant-garde guitarist from Boston currently living in Brooklyn. She is a 2002 graduate of Wesleyan University. She has performed with many artists, including Anthony Braxton, Jessica Pavone, Taylor Ho Bynum and Trevor Dunn’s Trio-Convulsant. As of 2008, she leads a trio including John Hebert and Ches Smith. She is also associated…

MARY HALVORSON: Live @ the Ottobar, Baltimore, 7/17/2014 full concert

Mary Halvorson is an avant-garde guitarist from Boston currently living in Brooklyn. She is a 2002 graduate of Wesleyan University. She has performed with many artists, including Anthony Braxton, Jessica Pavone, Taylor Ho Bynum and Trevor Dunn’s Trio-Convulsant. As of 2008, she leads a trio including John Hebert and Ches Smith. She is also associated…

Meltframe di Mary Halvorson, Firehouse 12, 2015

“Everyone plays the guitar . It’s a great instrument to play because it is not genre-specific, it can be heard in context from classical to folk, to jazz, to rock, and beyond. One’s options are wide open when playing the guitar, which has been crucial in my search for creative self-expression because I don’t feel…