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Thumbscrew (Fujiwara / Halvorson / Formanek): The Anthony Braxton Project

Label: Cuneiform
Product Code: 29418
Catalog Code: Rune 475
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The Thumbscrew trio of NY improvisers Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibes, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Michael Formanek on double bass, turn their focus to their shared history with composer and reedist Anthony Braxton as he celebrates his 75th birthday, performing 11 previously unheard compositions selected from Composition No. 14 through No. 274; masterful and profound.


Formanek, Michael Very Practical Trio (w/ Tim Berne / Mary Halvorson): Even Better

Label: Intakt
Product Code: 28102
Catalog Code: INT335
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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New York bassist Michael Formanek's trio with Tim Berne on alto saxophone and Mary Halvorson on guitar, embraces free music with strong melodic intent through Formanek's solid compositions, providing interesting structures in time and texture through sublimely complex and sinuous pieces that lead to rewarding resolutions of profoundly authoritative improvisation.


Illegal Crowns (Halvorson / Fujiwara / Delbecq / Ho Bynum): The No-Nosed Puppet [VINYL]

Label: RogueArt
Product Code: 27933
Catalog Code: ROG-0087
Country: France
 
Price: $19.95



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The New York supergroup of Mary Halvorson on guitar, Tomas Fujiwara on drums, Benoit Delbecq on piano, and Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet & flugelhorn in a studio album with compositions from all 4 players, their friendship and history of working together bringing virtuosity, precision, freedom in exploration and exuberance to their collective conversations.


Douglas, Dave: Showing Up / The Power of the Vote [7" VINYL]

Label: Greenleaf Music
Product Code: 27267
Catalog Code: SI-GRE-1070
Country: USA
 
Price: $10.95



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2019 Record Store Day release, a 7" from trumpeter Dave Douglas in two different configurations: the lead track from his album "Engage" featuring guitarist Jeff Parker and cellist Tomeka Reid along with Anna Webber, Nick Dunston & Kate Gentile; and a B-Side from 2018's "Uplift" featuring Joe Lovano and Bill Laswell alongside Mary Halvorson, Julian Lage, and Ian Chang.


Fujiwara, Tomas : Triple Double [VINYL 2 LPs]

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 27247
Catalog Code: FH12-04-01-026LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $39.95



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Drummer Tomas Fujiwara's sextet is actually two trios interacting, with fellow drummer Gerald Cleaver, both Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook on guitar, and Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet and Ralph Alessi on trumpet, the pairings forming unisons and contrasts that add an unrestrained sense of enthusiasm and excitement to Fujiwara's sophisticated compositions.


Rainey, Tom Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson): Combobulated

Label: Intakt
Product Code: 26988
Catalog Code: INT316
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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Implying the antithesis of confusion, NY drummer Tom Rainey's trio brings together close cohorts and family--Ingrid Laubrock on saxophone and Mary Halvorson on guitar--for an album recorded close to home, in Connecticut's Firehouse 12 studio, where they record the large title track and five shorter-form examples of their diverse and intimate approaches to collective improvisation.


Laubrock, Ingrid (w/ Halvorson / Davis / Wooley): Contemporary Chaos Practices - Two Works For Orchestra With Soloists

Label: Intakt
Product Code: 26696
Catalog Code: INT314
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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Studio recordings of two startlingly impressive compositions for orchestra and improvisers, with four soloists--Mary Halvorson (guitar), Kris Davis (piano), Nate Wooley (trumpet), and Laubrock (saxophone)-- presenting "Vogelfrei" written for the 2014 second Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Reading, and "Contemporary Chaos Practices" written for the 2017 Moers Festival.


Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson): Theirs

Label: Cuneiform Records
Product Code: 26074
Catalog Code: RUNE 441
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The second of two albums from the reborn Cuneiform label by New York free improvising jazz trio Thumbscrew with long-time collaborators guitarist Mary Halvorson, double bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, here presenting compositions from jazz greats Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Nichols, Stanley Cowell, Misha Mengelberg, &c.


Thumbscrew (Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson): Ours

Label: Cuneiform Records
Product Code: 26073
Catalog Code: RUNE 439
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The New York free improvising jazz trio Thumbscrew with long-time collaborators guitarist Mary Halvorson, double bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara in the 1st of 2 albums on the reborn Cuneiform label, here presenting creative original compositions from each of the three musicians in 9 virtuosic, sometimes quirky, and always warmly adventurous tunes.


Fujiwara, Tomas : Triple Double

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 25137
Catalog Code: FH12-04-01-026
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Drummer Tomas Fujiwara's sextet is actually two trios interacting, with fellow drummer Gerald Cleaver, both Mary Halvorson and Brandon Seabrook on guitar, and Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet and Ralph Alessi on trumpet, the pairings forming unisons and contrasts that add an unrestrained sense of enthusiasm and excitement to Fujiwara's sophisticated compositions.


Courvoisier, Sylvie / Mary Halvorson: Crop Circles

Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 23050
Catalog Code: RPR 1045
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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A studio encounter between pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and electric guitarist Mary Halvorson, both using sophisticated techniques giving unique voices to their playing styles, in a set of improvisations that balance playful, subtle, energetic, and emotional playing.


Thumbscrew (Halvorson / Formanek / Fujiwara): Convallaria

Label: Cuneiform
Product Code: 22175
Catalog Code: CUN-CD-415
Country: USA
 
Price: $14.95



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The NY improvising trio of Mary Halvorson (guitar), Michael Formanek (double bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums) follow their "Thumbscrew" album with this impressive release of avant jazz, balancing melodic and technical playing with beautiful pacing and insightful interaction.


Braxton, Anthony : 3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011 [3 CDs]

Label: Braxton House/Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 21979
Catalog Code: GHR 2020
Country: USA
 
Price: $29.95



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1st studio recordings of Echo Echo Mirror House Music, a framework where musicians Braxton, Halvorson, Bynum, Pavone, Testa, Siegel, & Rozen navigate scores combining cartography and graphic notation on instruments plus iPods with samples from Braxton's recorded discography.


Halvorson, Mary: Reverse Blue

Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 19754
Catalog Code: RPR 1025
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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Guitarist Mary Halvorson's project with Chris Speed on sax & clarinet, Eivind Opsvik on bass, and Tomas Fuijwara on drums, a band formed for a one-off concert at the Blue Note in NYC, that continued on based on the strength of the bond between them, as heard on this superb release.


Bynum, Taylor Ho: Navigation (Possibility Abstracts XII & XIII) [2 CDs]

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 18240
Catalog Code: FH12-04-01-019
Country: USA
 
Price: $23.95



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The 1st of 3 releases documenting composer/cornetist Taylor Ho Bynums' Navigation project, in 2 CDS of studio recordings with his Sextet: Jim Hobbs on saxophone, Bill Lowe on trombone & tuba, Mary Halvorson on guitar, Ken Filiano on bass, and Tomas Fujiwara on drums & vibraphone.


Cady, Jason: Happiness Is The Problem

Label: Lock Step Records
Product Code: 17961
Catalog Code: LKSTP 022
Country: USA
 
Price: $7.16



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A thoroughly modern and bizarre two-act opera about three struggling roommates in Brooklyn performed with Jason Cady, Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, Jessica Pavone, Tim Dahl, Ben Holmes, Katie Young, &c.


Halvorson, Mary / Kirk Knuffke / Matt Wilson: Sifter

Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 17525
Catalog Code: RPR 1014
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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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.


Smith, Ches and These Arches (Smith / Berne / Malaby / Halvorson / Parkins): Hammered

Label: Clean Feed
Product Code: 17488
Catalog Code: CF270
Country: Portugal
 
Price: $15.95



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Drawing from some of NYC's finest - Tim Berne, Tony Malaby, Mary Halvorson and Andrea Parks - drummer Ches Smith's band takes the Downtown NY strategy to bridge experimental rock and avant jazz in unexpected and astonishing ways.


Morris, Joe: Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]

Label: Riti Publishing
Product Code: 16785
Catalog Code: 9780985981006
Country: USA
 
Price: $24.95



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Joe Morris wrote this book to discuss aspects of free music, including responses to his questionnaire written by Joe McPhee, William Parker, Jamie Saft, Ken Vandermark, Marilyn Crispell, Nate Wooley, Jack Wright, Matthew Shipp, &c.


Pavone, Jessica: Hope Dawson Is Missing

Label: Tzadik
Product Code: 16405
Catalog Code: TZA-CD-7727
Country: USA
 
Price: $12.95



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A beautiful and evocative song cycle that meditates on themes of destruction and rebuilding, migration, falsities and undeniable truths performed with the Toomai String Quartet, and Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara and Emily Manzo.


AYCH (Jim Hobbs, Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum): As The Crow Flies

Label: Relative Pitch
Product Code: 15675
Catalog Code: RPR 1004
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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From NY and Boston the Aych group (pronounce as "H", a letter shared by all 3's names) presents three improvisers representing some of the best of the new breed of modern jazz based players in a trio without bass and drums.


Bynum Sextet, Taylor Ho: Apparent Distance

Label: Firehouse 12 Records
Product Code: 15264
Catalog Code: FH12-04-01-014
Country: USA
 
Price: $13.95



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The first recording of Ho Bynum's new sextet, with guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, augmented by bassist Ken Filiano, saxophonist Jim Hobbs, and tubist/bass trombonist Bill Lowe, in a 4-part suite.


MAP (Halvorson / Nakatani / Radding): Fever Dream [VINYL]

Label: TAIGA
Product Code: 12752
Catalog Code: TAIGA 009LP
Country: USA
 
Price: $24.95



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A beautifully produced 3-sided double LP from New York's MAP, guitarist Mary Halvorson, percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and bassist Reben Radding, amazing contemporary improvisation.


Halvorson / Radding / Wooley: Crackleknob

Label: Hatology
Product Code: 11220
Catalog Code: Hatology662
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $17.95



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Free improvisation from a trio of New Yorkers working in abstract territory but maintaining the pieces in compact works that are succint and spontaneously focused.


Bynum, Taylor Ho Sextet: Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths

Label: Hatology
Product Code: 10726
Catalog Code: Hatology675
Country: Switzerland
 
Price: $19.95



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Braxton compatriot cornetist Bynum in solo, trio and sextet pieces with Pavone, Halvorson, Fujiwara, &c., exceptional music that balances jazz tradition with modern improvisational language.


Braxton, Anthony : Trio (Victoriaville) 2007

Label: Les Disques Victo
Product Code: 09078
Catalog Code: CD 108
Country: Canada
 
Price: $15.95



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Braxton's Diamond Curtain Wall Trio with Mary Halvorson and Taylor Ho Bynum live using laptop and interactive electronics at the 24th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville.