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The dynamic trio of Mary Halvorson (guitar), Peter Evans (trumpet) and Weasel Walter (drums) follow their free improvised debut album by creating themes and structures to improvise on and around, making a challenging and extremely rewarding set of tunes.

Halvorson / Evans / Walter
Mechanical Malfunction

Halvorson / Evans / Walter: Mechanical Malfunction (Thirsty Ear)
Label: Thirsty Ear    
Released in: USA    

"Following their critically acclaimed debut trio album, Electric Fruit, Mary Halvorson, Weasel Walter and Peter Evans masterfully crafted their second release Mechanical Malfunction. By incorporating a new structure dynamic, the trio has evolved their sonic interplay.

Weasel Walter comments "When we started this trio, we just dove right in an played pure free improvised music. It worked well, and that's what we did for years. The personalities were distinctive and the chemistry was there. It always worked. With this record we decided to do something we hadn't done before, so we created themes and structures to improvise on and around.

Mary Halvorson notes, "For me, adding composition to the band creates a new layer of communication and complexity. It allows us to challenge familiar ways of communicating and push the music to new places."

The trio's blistering performances will, in equal parts, enrage, excite and bewilder. Anchored with compositions that sparkle and twist, the tunes morph into magical journeys. Welcome to Jazz 2.0, a brave new world.

Fasten your seat belts."-Thirsty Ear

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Product Information:

UPC: 700435720428

Label: Thirsty Ear
Catalog ID: THI 57204.2
Squidco Product Code: 16936

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on April 1t, 2012 at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves by Colin Marston.


Weasel Walter-drums

Mary Halvorson-guitar

Peter Evans-trumpet

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Track Listing:

1. Baring Teeth 4:24

2. Vektor 5:02

3. Broken Toy 5:03

4. Klockwork 4:10

5. Freezing 4:41

6. Malfunction 6:37

7. Organ Grinder 3:29

8. Interface 11:18

9. The Last Monkey On Earth 5:08

10. Bulging Eyes 4:18