September 29, 2019 – 5:16 am


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Venice 2018 [no label, 1CD]

Musicafoscari. Live at the Auditorium Santa Margherita, Venice, Italy; November 12, 2018. Very good satellite radio.

Guitarist and composer Mary Halvorson has just been named as one of this year’s 26 fellows of the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, as The New York Times noted on September 25, 2019. The fellowship, popularly known as the “genius” grant, awards recipients with $625,000 to be used over five years. Describing Halvorson, the Foundation noted: “Experimenting at the intersection of jazz and rock with a signature sound on her instrument and an aesthetic that evolves and surprises with each new album and configuration of bandmates.”

On October 25, Halvorson and Deerhoof’s John Dieterich will release a new collaboration titled a tangle of stars. Her previous album, Code Girl, was released in 2018.

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Thanks to unclewolfi for sharing the show at Dime.

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Track 01. The Absolute Almost 11:47
Track 02. Away With You 8:10
Track 03. Backdoor Rainbow 6:39
Track 04. Spirit Splitter 7:35
Track 05. Old King Misfit 9:05
Track 06. Inky Ribbons 8:12
Track 07. announcement 1:06
Track 08. Fortune Teller 11:56
Track 09. announcement 0:07
Track 10. Rolling Heads 12:55
78 mins

Mary Halvorson - guitar
Susan Alcorn - pedeal steel guitar
Dave Ballou - trumpet
Jon Irabagon - alto saxophone
Ingrid Laubrock - tenor saxophone
Jacob Garchick - trombone
John Hebert - bass
Tomas Fujiwara - drums

Click here to order Mary Halvorson releases.

  1. 17 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: MARY HALVORSON - VENICE 2018”

  2. This doesn’t suit my taste, but I applaud Bigo for making a variety of artists and music genres available.

    By Mark on Sep 29, 2019

  3. From a true jazz giant and all time great in Charles Mingus to this abomination and mutation. This is not jazz of any kind period..This does not have my approval. My advice is to skip it .

    By Smashmouth on Sep 29, 2019

  4. “This is not jazz of any kind period.”

    This is musical impressionism,tending
    toward progressive rock.

    By John on Sep 29, 2019

  5. The progressive rock analogy is a good one . Too many forms of music are called jazz these days . This isn’t bad but it’s not jazz .

    By CJ on Sep 29, 2019

  6. wtf is this crap? I wants me some Cactus and Led Zep. btw i must admit that I am really jewish. I had a bar mitzvah when I was 13 and yes I celebrate all the Yiddish holidays. I even wears a skull cap

    By Derrick on Sep 29, 2019

  7. Somewhere, Ed Saad is smiling.

    Ed - I hope all is well.

    By TDC on Sep 29, 2019

  8. Thanx for this. After the news about the grant award, I’ve was curious to hear a live performance, so perfectly timed posting.

    I’m hearing a whole stew of genres here - interesting!

    By Happy Camper on Sep 29, 2019

  9. I would love to hear Uriah Heep

    By Nazi Bastard on Sep 29, 2019

  10. why do u lie darth?

    By bing bongong on Sep 29, 2019

  11. Who is this bozo

    By bing bongong on Sep 29, 2019

  12. R.I.P. Harold Mabern, Jr……

    By harmon on Sep 30, 2019

  13. Thanks, Big O! Great pick to hear some of the new MacArthur Grant recipient’s work.

    By peacenluvmaaan on Sep 30, 2019

  14. excellent!

    By David Jordan on Sep 30, 2019

  15. Hey Big O good to see this; We put on a solo Susan Alcorn concert last week and she talked about this particular concert; her opening (improvised) solo incorporated the Italian song “Ciao Bella”. It was a famous anti fascist song from WWII. Apparently the audience was vociferous in their appreciation. Incidentally, Alcorn’s solo concerts are great, a mix of Coltrane, Messiaen, Monk, Ornette, Piazzolla and originals all played on solo pedal steel guitar.

    By treborij on Oct 1, 2019

  16. Ok I have a Mary Halvorson from some years back, could have be from Big O. I will give this one a listen. the nice thing is no one has talked about the size of ones parts.

    By Richard Jay on Oct 2, 2019

  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf336gNfLs4

    By inglebucket on Oct 2, 2019

  18. Great post, thank you! One of the best jazz guitarists alive.

    By dr.babyhead on Oct 2, 2019

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