Chicago Reader’s Peter Margasak Calls Dragon’s Head One Of The Year’s Best

On December 30th, Chicago Reader music critic Peter Margasak published his top 10 list for 2008 on his blog, Post No Bills.  

In that post, in which he ranked the Mary Halvorson Trio’s Dragon’s Head (Firehouse 12 Records) the eighth best recording of the year, he wrote:

“Probably the most original jazz guitarist to emerge this decade, Mary Halvorson has already distinguished herself in projects with Anthony Braxton, in a folksy, genre-bending duo with violist Jessica Pavone, as a member of Taylor Ho Bynum’s sextet, and in the art-rock duo People, among many other contexts–but on Dragon’s Head, with bassist John Hebert and drummer Ches Smith, she distills all her vast talents as a composer, improviser, and sound explorer into one compact ensemble.”


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