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Crump, Stephan - Mary Halvorson (Secret Keeper): Super Eight (Intakt)

Brooklyn based bassist Stephan Crump (Rosetta Trio) and guitarist Mary Halvorson (MAP, Braxton, &c) perform duos recorded at Butler Plaza in Brooklyn, 2011, thoroughly modern improvisation from two of NY's finest young players.
 

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UPC: 7640120192167

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: INT216
Squidco Product Code: 17562

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on July 23rd, 2011 and November 10th & 17th, 2011 at the Butler Plaza, Brooklyn by Stephan Crump.


Personnel:

Stephan Crump-acoustic bass

Mary Halvorson-guitar

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track listing:


1. Moom Song 4:46

2. Aquarub 0:54

3. Ciclical 0:32

4. Winds Me To Pieces 0:59

5. Synchronicity Wanders 0:41

6. Planets 2:24

7. Re: Morse 1:10

8. Anti-Time 3:37

9. Sands Cream 2:18

10. Escapade 3:49

11. Burning This 0:51

12. Night Light 6:09

13. Toothsea 9:37

14. Secret Keeper 4:54
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"Two of the most innovative personalities of the New York jazz scene in Brooklyn, Stephan Crump and Mary Halvorson, present a very special, intimate and atmospheric recording called Super Eight under the band name of "Secret Keeper".

Stephan Crump surprised a few years ago with a duo recording on Intakt on which he collaborated with saxophonist Steve Lehman. He made him­self a name with his Rosetta Trio and as the bass player of the Vijay Iyer Trio. Mary Halvorson is one of the busiest musicians around. She plays with Anthony Braxton, Ingrid Laubrock and Marc Ribot to name just a few.

Jim Macnie writes in the linernotes: " Each is fluent in the grammar of modern improv and adept at concocting music from feel. The fact that they're a duo not only italicizes the particulars of their interaction, but spotlights the personality of their instruments. Super Eight finds both guitar and bass resonating. Surrounded by only themselves, they've made an album of unusual candor." "-Intakt


Artist Biographies:

"Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated bassist/composer Stephan Crump has lived in Brooklyn since 1994. An active bandleader and composer, he has released ten critically-acclaimed albums in addition to numerous film scoring contributions. As bassist, known for transforming his instrument into a speaking entity of magnetic pull, his focus on creative instrumental music has led to collaborations with many of the leading lights of his generation.

Shunning barriers of genre, Crump has performed and recorded with a diverse range of musicians, from Portishead's Dave McDonald, The Violent Femmes' Gordon Gano, to Patti Austin, Jim Campilongo, Jorma Kaukonen, Lucy Kaplansky, Big Ass Truck, Sonny Fortune, and late blues legend Johnny Clyde Copeland. Currently, he can be heard as a long-standing member of Vijay Iyer Trio and Sextet, Jen Chapin Band, Ches Smith Trio, Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet, Liberty Ellman Sextet, Secret Keeper (with Mary Halvorson), his own Rosetta Trio, as well as groups with Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock, Cory Smythe, Eric McPherson, Mat Maneri, and Okkyung Lee.

Stephan comes from a family of architects, sculptors, painters, storytellers, musicians, civic leaders, and craftsmen. He was raised in music and the arts by his Parisian mother, an amateur pianist, and his Memphian father, an architect, painter, and jazz drummer. After six years of classical piano study and two years with the alto saxophone, he got his first bass guitar at age thirteen and spent his high school years playing in rock and funk bands around Memphis. During the summers, he worked in the studio of his uncle, Stephen, a wood sculptor.

Crump received his Bachelor of Music degree from Amherst College, where he studied under Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lewis Spratlin and was awarded the Sundquist Prize for performance and composition. It was at Amherst that he began his acoustic bass journey, with a focus on classical training that culminated in a year of study in Paris with Gary Karr-protégé Patrick Hardouineau. His jazz studies at Amherst included work with Max Roach, Frank Foster, and Ray Drummond.

Crump launched his solo performance career as an invited artist at the 2009 International Society of Bassists conference and has since released several recordings documenting his duo collaborations with alto saxophonist Steve Lehman, pianist James Carney, and guitarist Mary Halvorson. His all-string Rosetta Trio, with Jamie Fox and Liberty Ellman, is working toward their fourth album, while and his Rhombal quartet, with Tyshawn Sorey, Ellery Eskelin, and Adam O'Farrill, recently released its eponymous debut.

Stephan is an enthusiastic endorser of Velvet strings, Aguilar bass amplifiers, AMT acoustic bass microphones, and David Gage Czech Ease travel bass."

-Stephan Crump Website (http://stephancrump.com/about/)
12/13/2017

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"One of improvised music's most in-demand guitarists, Mary Halvorson has been active in New York since 2002, following jazz studies at Wesleyan University and the New School. Critics have called her "a singular talent" (Lloyd Sachs, JazzTimes), "NYC's least-predictable improviser" (Howard Mandel, City Arts), "one of the most exciting and original guitarists in jazz-or otherwise" (Steve Dollar, Wall Street Journal), and "one of today's most formidable bandleaders" (Francis Davis, Village Voice). The Philadelphia City Paper's Shaun Brady adds, "Halvorson has been steadily reshaping the sound of jazz guitar in recent years with her elastic, sometimes-fluid, sometimes-shredding, wholly unique style."

After three years of study with visionary composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton, Ms. Halvorson became an active member of several of his bands, including his trio, septet and 12+1tet. To date, she appears on six of Mr. Braxton's recordings. Ms. Halvorson has also performed alongside iconic guitarist Marc Ribot, in his bands Sun Ship and The Young Philadelphians, and with the bassist Trevor Dunn in his Trio-Convulsant. Over the past decade she has worked with such diverse bandleaders as Tim Berne, Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Ingrid Laubrock, Myra Melford, Jason Moran, Joe Morris, Tom Rainey and Mike Reed.

As a bandleader and composer, one of Ms. Halvorson's primary outlets is her longstanding trio, featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Ches Smith. Since their 2008 debut album, Dragon's Head, the band has been recognized as a rising star jazz band by Downbeat Magazine for five consecutive years. Ms. Halvorson's quintet, which adds trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon to the trio, has released two critically acclaimed albums on the Firehouse 12 label: Saturn Sings and Bending Bridges. Most recently she has added two additional band members-tenor saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and trombonist Jacob Garchik-to form a septet, featured on her 2013 release Illusionary Sea. Ms. Halvorson also co-leads a longstanding chamber-jazz duo with violist Jessica Pavone, the avant-rock band People and the collective ensembles Thumbscrew and Secret Keeper."

-Mary Halvorson Website (http://www.maryhalvorson.com/bio/)
12/13/2017

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Other Releases With These Artists:
Converse, Connie (Anderson / Patton / Halvorson & Pavone / Haden / Kang / Wainwright / Elysian Fields / Tweedy / Amidon / ...)
Vanity Of Vanities - A Tribute To Connie Converse
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Bynum, Taylor Ho
Enter the Plustet [VINYL]
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Away With You [VINYL 2 LPs]
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Rainey, Tom Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson)
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Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega)
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(Intakt)
Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum)
Illegal Crowns
(RogueArt)
Braxton, Anthony
3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 [3 CDs]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Halvorson, Mary
Meltframe
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Ellman, Liberty Sextet
Radiate
(Pi Recordings)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII) [2 CDs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Cady, Jason
Happiness Is The Problem
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Halvorson, Mary Septet
Illusionary Sea
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Braxton, Anthony Steptet (with Ho Bynum / Halvorson / Pavone / Rozen / Siegel / Testa)
Echo Echo Mirror House
(Les Disques Victo)
Halvorson, Mary / Kirk Knuffke / Matt Wilson
Sifter
(Relative Pitch)
Halvorson, Mary
Bending Bridges [2 VINYL LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Smith, Ches and These Arches (Smith / Berne / Malaby / Halvorson / Parkins)
Hammered
(Clean Feed)
Morris, Joe
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
(Riti Publishing)
Halvorson, Mary Quintet
Bending Bridges
(Firehouse 12 Records)
AYCH (Jim Hobbs, Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum)
As The Crow Flies
(Relative Pitch)
Bynum Sextet, Taylor Ho
Apparent Distance
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Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet
The Middle Picture
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Crump, Stephan / James Carney
Echo Run Pry
(Clean Feed)
Laubrock, Ingrid
Anti-House
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MAP (Halvorson / Nakatani / Radding)
Fever Dream [VINYL]
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Halvorson Trio, Mary
Dragon's Head
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Halvorson / Radding / Wooley
Crackleknob
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Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet
Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths
(Hatology)
Braxton, Anthony
12+1tet (Victoriaville) 2007
(Les Disques Victo)
Braxton, Anthony
Trio (Victoriaville) 2007
(Les Disques Victo)
Braxton, Anthony
9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 [DVD]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
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Converse, Connie (Anderson / Patton / Halvorson & Pavone / Haden / Kang / Wainwright / Elysian Fields / Tweedy / Amidon / ...)
Vanity Of Vanities - A Tribute To Connie Converse
(Tzadik)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Enter the Plustet [VINYL]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Halvorson, Mary
Away With You [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Fujiwara, Tomas
Triple Double
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum)
Illegal Crowns
(RogueArt)
Braxton, Anthony
3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 [3 CDs]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Halvorson, Mary
Meltframe
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Ellman, Liberty Sextet
Radiate
(Pi Recordings)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII) [2 CDs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Halvorson, Mary Septet
Illusionary Sea
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Braxton, Anthony Steptet (with Ho Bynum / Halvorson / Pavone / Rozen / Siegel / Testa)
Echo Echo Mirror House
(Les Disques Victo)
Halvorson, Mary
Bending Bridges [2 VINYL LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Morris, Joe
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
(Riti Publishing)
Bynum Sextet, Taylor Ho
Apparent Distance
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet
The Middle Picture
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Laubrock, Ingrid
Anti-House
(Intakt)
Halvorson Trio, Mary
Dragon's Head
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet
Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths
(Hatology)
Braxton, Anthony
12+1tet (Victoriaville) 2007
(Les Disques Victo)
Braxton, Anthony
Trio (Victoriaville) 2007
(Les Disques Victo)
Braxton, Anthony
9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 [DVD]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Other Recommended Releases:
Borderlands Trio (Stephan Crump / Kris Davis / Eric McPherson)
Asteroidea
(Intakt)
Sharp, Elliott / Mary Halvorson / Marc Ribot
ERR Guitar
(Intakt)
Rainey, Tom Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson)
Hotel Grief
(Intakt)
Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega)
Roulette of the Cradle
(Intakt)

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