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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 exceptional trio play a stripped down, rocking blend of free form improvisation.
 

Halvorson, Mary / Kirk Knuffke / Matt Wilson
Sifter

Halvorson, Mary / Kirk Knuffke / Matt Wilson: Sifter (Relative Pitch)
Label: Relative Pitch    
Released in: USA    


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.



"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/)
2/22/2017





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Product Information:

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