July 22, 2014 – 4:33 am

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(Mary Halvorson and Stephan Crump)
BBC 2013 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Strongroom Studios, London, UK; November 25, 2013; broadcast May 5, 2014. Excellent audio.

For those who know Stephan Crump from his work with Rosetta Trio, this performance highlights a different and more exploratory side of the bassist’s playing. Whilst his trademark warmth and bounce remains, here textures and melodies unfurl organically through a series of improvised narratives and spontaneous compositions. Halvorson’s sound on guitar is truly unique - a beguiling approach to extended techniques is so fluid and well integrated, that rumbling detuned notes and the plink of bell-like effects seem a completely natural part of the landscape. Secret Keeper’s enchanting and sensitive approach is an antidote to the brash blowing sessions and high-paced chaos sometimes associated with freely improvised music. -

Thanks to tom_phillips (TomP) who recorded and shared the tracks at Dime.

TomP noted:

A great Jazz On 3 session, short as usual but with phase inverted, dulling the sound so I corrected this and you now have it in the usual excellent BBC sound quality.

Thanks also to fastone for the artwork.

BBC Jazz On 3 (320k AAC) > i-Sound recorder (44.1k wav) > Edit > TLH (flac 6 + SBE / decode check)
Edit details:
Corrected phase inversion [Audition 3]; Removed all talk [Nero 8]; Normalised volume [Nero 8]

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. In Time You Tell 6:18 (10.6MB)
Track 02. Disproportionate Endings 9:16 (15.6MB)
Track 03. Planets 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 04. Mirrors 2:04 (3.5MB)
Track 05. Emerge 9:57 (16.7MB)
32 mins

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  1. 2 Responses to “SECRET KEEPER (MARY HALVORSON) - BBC 2013”

  2. Looking forward to checking this out - BigO was my introduction to Mary Halvorson in the first place!

    By drkrick on Jul 22, 2014

  3. Thanks! I’ve been interested in Halvorson’s work since NPR broadcast her Newport set last year.

    By Ken on Jul 24, 2014

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