Mary Halvorson An Artist To Watch In 2009 Says Canada’s Exclaim!

The Canadian music and culture magazine, Exclaim!, has named guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson one of its Artists To Watch in 2009 in the December 2008/January 2009 issue.

Ms. Halvorson is one of the three artists chosen in the publication’s Destination Out section as part of its Year in Review.

Nate Dorward writes, “Her new trio disc Dragon’s Head shows off her tough, richly atmospheric picking, full of just-right dissonances in the tradition of Monk or Andrew Hill. It also reveals a striking composer, her tunes elegant networks of gear-changes, silences and felicitous repetitions that are less a personal style than an entire musical language.”

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