New albums from Mary Halvorson and Rich Halley march into fresh realms of freedom.
Every guitarist should listen carefully to this album. And then maybe some Johnny Smith.
Perhaps the idea is for the listener to come up with their own ideal blend, sort of a mix and max approach regarding the strengths in each disc.
This year I resolved to do an unapologetic fan experience at Newport Jazz.
When the musical whirlwind came to an end the crowd responded with a standing ovation, an enthusiastic testament to the power of this sweat-soaked night of edgy jazz guitar.
If you have a taste for something different that also has some depth and heft, then guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson’s new album may be just what you’re looking for.
By J. R. Carroll December is always an exasperating month for jazz fans: The first week is crammed with more events than any human without self-cloning abilities can possibly attend; after that, the major clubs close their doors many evenings in order to host private parties (hey, something has to pay the bills). The upside […]