This new arrangement builds on an ongoing relationship that already includes the promotion of her critically acclaimed 2008 debut as a leader, Dragon’s Head, for the Firehouse 12 Records label, as well as two recent concerts by the Mary Halvorson Trio.
Critics have called her “probably the most original jazz guitarist to emerge this decade” (Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader) and “the freshest, busiest, most critically acclaimed guitar-slinger out of downtown Manhattan/Brooklyn right now” (Howard Mandel, Jazz Beyond Jazz).
“A singular talent,” adds AllAboutJazz.com’s Troy Collins, “Brooklyn-based guitarist Mary Halvorson has come into her own as a composer and improviser with her trio debut, Dragon’s Head…light years ahead of her peers, she is the most impressive guitarist of her generation. The future of jazz guitar starts here.”
Active in New York since 2000, following jazz studies at Wesleyan University and the New School, Ms. Halvorson leads her own trio with bassist John Hebert and drummer Ches Smith, and co-leads a chamber music duo with violist Jessica Pavone and the avant-rock duo, People, with drummer Kevin Shea.
A veteran of the ensembles of esteemed saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton, she has also performed with groups led by Tim Berne, Taylor Ho Bynum, Trevor Dunn, Curtis Hasselbring, Tony Malaby, Nicole Mitchell, Jason Moran, Matana Roberts, Elliott Sharp, John Tchicai and Matthew Welch among many others.
Learn more at http://www.maryhalvorson.com