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Halvorson, Mary / Kirk Knuffke / Matt Wilson: Sifter (Relative Pitch)

Presenting compositions from all three players, the NY-based trio of Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Mary Halvorson (guitar) & Matt Wilson (drums) this exceptional trio play a stripped down, rocking blend of free form improvisation.
 

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UPC: 616892139942

Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPR 1014
Squidco Product Code: 17525

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded on October 11th, 2011 by Matt Balitsaris at Maggie's Farm.


Personnel:

Mary Halvorson-guitar

Kirk Knuffke-cornet

Matt Wilson-drums

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track listing:


1. Cramps 3:36

2. Dainty Rubbish 3:34

3. Always Start 5:16

4. Absent Across Skies 4:33

5. Don Knotts 4:39

6. Original Blimp 4:20

7. Doughy 4:33

8. Free Jazz Economics 3:39

9. Back + Forth 4:53

10. Proper Motion 4:18

11. Forever Runs Slow In Cold Water 5:57

12. Vapor Rub 1:53

13. Utility Belt 3:46
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Presenting compositions from all three players, the NY-based trio of Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Mary Halvorson (guitar) & Matt Wilson (drums) this collective trio play a stripped down, rocking blend of free form improvisation. The band find their history in the Matt Wilson Quartet & Topsy Turvy.


Artist Biographies:

"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/)
9/18/2017

"Cornetist and Composer Kirk Knuffke is the winner of Downbeat Magazine's "Rising Star"critics poll for 2015. A recipient of the Jerome Foundation composers grant, Kirk has released 15 recordings as a leader or co-leader. "One of modern jazz's most skilled navigators of the divide between inside and outside, freedom and swing", he has "full command of his most demanding instrument" - All About Jazz. Kirk placed in the top five in the World in the El Intruso critics poll and was one of 6 nominees for Trumpeter of the year by the Jazz Journalist Association.

Matt Wilson, Allison Miller, Butch Morris, Uri Caine, Michael Formanek, and many more have hired him as a sideman for over 60 recordings, he has been called "One of New York City's busiest musicians" - New York Times.

Knuffke has been based in NYC since 2005. Shortly after his arrival Knuffke began playing with Butch Morris, this friendship resulted in 4 recordings and several European tours. Kirk joined the celebrated Matt Wilson Quartet in 2009, recording "Gathering Call" (Palmetto) featuring John Medeski and touring each year. 2016 brought Matt Wilson's "Beginning of a memory" Palmetto, which received 5 stars in Downbeat Magazine. Michael Formaneks "The Distance" ECM was also awarded 5 stars this year. Knuffke also plays in "Sifter" with Mary Halvorson and Wilson, Ideal Bread, Allison Miller's "Boom Tic Boom", Todd Sickafoose's "Tiny Resistors" and groups led by Ray Anderson, Uri Caine, Mark Helias, Bill Goodwin, Karl Berger and Ted Brown to name a few. "Arm and Hands" a recent release garnering praise from every major Jazz publication as 4 Stars in Downbeat magazine review and Sunday New York Times. The Following CDs "Little Cross" Steeplechase records and "Lamplighter" Fresh Sound Records have also received much praise. Kirk Has had feature articles in Downbeat Magazine, Jazz Times, Germany's "Sonic", and Denmark's "JazzSpecial" among others."

-Kirk Knuffke Website (http://kirkknuffke.com/biography.html)
9/18/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
Sharp, Elliott / Mary Halvorson / Marc Ribot
ERR Guitar
(Intakt)
Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega)
Roulette of the Cradle
(Intakt)
Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mary Halvorson
Crop Circles
(Relative Pitch)
Dickey, Whit / Kirk Knuffke
Fierce Silence
(Clean Feed)
Braxton, Anthony
3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 [3 CDs]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke Duo
Row for William O.
(Relative Pitch)
Berger, Karl / Kirk Knuffke
Moon [2 CDs]
(NoBusiness)
Bisio, Michael (w/Kirk Knuffke, Art Bailey & Michael Wimberly)
Accortet
(Relative Pitch)
Halvorson, Mary
Reverse Blue
(Relative Pitch)
Gauci, Stephen / Kirk Knuffke / Ken Filiano
Chasing Tales
(Relative Pitch)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Cady, Jason
Happiness Is The Problem
(Lock Step Records)
Braxton, Anthony Steptet (with Ho Bynum / Halvorson / Pavone / Rozen / Siegel / Testa)
Echo Echo Mirror House
(Les Disques Victo)
Crump, Stephan - Mary Halvorson (Secret Keeper)
Super Eight
(Intakt)
Halvorson, Mary
Bending Bridges [2 VINYL LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Smith, Ches and These Arches (Smith / Berne / Malaby / Halvorson / Parkins)
Hammered
(Clean Feed)
Ughi, Federico Quartet (Ughi / Schug / Knuffke / Johnson)
Federico Ughi Quartet
(FMR)
Johnson, Max Trio with Kirk Knuffle & Ziv Ravitz
Elevated Vegetation
(FMR)
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)
Knuffke / Wollesen / Ellis
Chew Your Food [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Laubrock, Ingrid
Anti-House
(Intakt)
MAP (Halvorson / Nakatani / Radding)
Fever Dream [VINYL]
(TAIGA)
Knuffke, Kirk Trio
Amnesia Brown
(Clean Feed)
Halvorson Trio, Mary
Dragon's Head
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Halvorson / Radding / Wooley
Crackleknob
(Hatology)
Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet
Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths
(Hatology)
Knuffke Quartet, Kirk
Big Wig
(Clean Feed)
Ideal Bread (Sinton / Knuffke / Radding / Fujiwara)
The Ideal Bread
(KMB Jazz)
Braxton, Anthony
12+1tet (Victoriaville) 2007
(Les Disques Victo)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega)
Roulette of the Cradle
(Intakt)
Braxton, Anthony
3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 [3 CDs]
(Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records)
Bisio, Michael (w/Kirk Knuffke, Art Bailey & Michael Wimberly)
Accortet
(Relative Pitch)
Bynum, Taylor Ho
Navigation (Possibility Abstracts X & XI) [VINYL 2 LPs]
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Braxton, Anthony Steptet (with Ho Bynum / Halvorson / Pavone / Rozen / Siegel / Testa)
Echo Echo Mirror House
(Les Disques Victo)
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)
Bynum Sextet, Taylor Ho
Apparent Distance
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet
The Middle Picture
(Firehouse 12 Records)
Laubrock, Ingrid
Anti-House
(Intakt)
MAP (Halvorson / Nakatani / Radding)
Fever Dream [VINYL]
(TAIGA)
Halvorson / Radding / Wooley
Crackleknob
(Hatology)
Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet
Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths
(Hatology)
Knuffke Quartet, Kirk
Big Wig
(Clean Feed)
Ideal Bread (Sinton / Knuffke / Radding / Fujiwara)
The Ideal Bread
(KMB Jazz)
Braxton, Anthony
12+1tet (Victoriaville) 2007
(Les Disques Victo)
Other Recommended Releases:
Sharp, Elliott / Mary Halvorson / Marc Ribot
ERR Guitar
(Intakt)
Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mary Halvorson
Crop Circles
(Relative Pitch)
Dickey, Whit / Kirk Knuffke
Fierce Silence
(Clean Feed)
Bisio, Michael / Kirk Knuffke Duo
Row for William O.
(Relative Pitch)
Berger, Karl / Kirk Knuffke
Moon [2 CDs]
(NoBusiness)
Halvorson, Mary
Reverse Blue
(Relative Pitch)
Gauci, Stephen / Kirk Knuffke / Ken Filiano
Chasing Tales
(Relative Pitch)
Wright, Jack
As If Anything Can Be The Same
(Relative Pitch)
ElSaffar, Amir
Alchemy
(Pi Recordings)
Cady, Jason
Happiness Is The Problem
(Lock Step Records)

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