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Occupation(s)  Musician
Education  Wesleyan University
Name  Mary Halvorson
Instruments  Guitar

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Genres  Experimental music, avant-garde jazz, jazz
Associated acts  Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant, Marc Ribot's Sun Ship
Role  Guitarist ยท
Music group  Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant
Albums  Electric Fruit, Crackleknob, Sifter, Saturn Sings, Illusionary Sea

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Mary Halvorson is an avant-garde jazz guitarist from Brookline, Massachusetts.


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She is a 2002 graduate of Wesleyan University. She has performed with Anthony Braxton, Jessica Pavone, Taylor Ho Bynum, Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant, Marc Ribot, Susan Alcorn and Weasel Walter. As of 2008, she leads a trio including John Hebert and Ches Smith. She is also associated with violist Jessica Pavone, with whom she has recorded as a duo.

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Troy Collins of All About Jazz calls Halvorson "[a] singular talent...Brooklyn-based guitarist Mary Halvorson has come into her own as a composer and improviser...light years ahead of her peers, she is the most impressive guitarist of her generation. The future of jazz guitar starts here." Jon Garelick of The Phoenix writes, "It's that search for her own thing that's made of the most celebrated young guitarists in jazz, someone who has a unique sound both as a player and a composer."

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  • Prairies (Lucky Kitchen, 2005)
  • On and Off (Skirl, 2007)
  • Opulence (UgExplode, 2008)
  • Dragon's Head (Firehouse 12, 2008)
  • Calling All Portraits (Skycap, 2008)
  • Thin Air (Thirsty Ear, 2009)
  • Crackleknob (Hatology, 2009)
  • Saturn Sings (Firehouse 12, 2010)
  • Departure of Reason (Thirsty Ear, 2011)
  • Electric Fruit (Thirsty Ear, 2011)
  • Bending Bridges (Firehouse 12, 2012)
  • Mechanical Malfunction (Thirsty Ear, 2012)
  • Super Eight (Intakt, 2013)
  • Ghost Loop (EMI, 2013)
  • Illusionary Sea (Firehouse 12, 2013)
  • Thumbscrew (Cuneiform, 2014)
  • Meltframe (Firehouse, 2015)
  • Hotel Grief (Intakt, 2015)
  • Emerge (Intakt, 2015)
  • Convallaria (Cuneiform, 2016)
  • Away With You (Firehouse 12, 2016)

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    With Marc Ribot

  • The Young Philadelphians: Live in Tokyo (Yellowbird, 2015)
  • With Weasel Walter and Peter Evans

  • Mystery Meat (ugEXPLODE, 2009)
  • Electric Fruit (Thirsty Ear, 2011)
  • Mechanical Malfunction (Thirsty Ear, 2012)
  • With Weasel Walter

  • Opulence (ugEXPLODE, 2008)
  • With People (Kyle Forester and Kevin Shea)

  • 3xaWoman: The Misplaced Files (Telegraph Harp, 2014)
  • Misbegotten Man (I & Ear, 2007)
  • People (I & Ear, 2005)
  • References

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