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Meltframe

by Mary Halvorson

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John Cratchley
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John Cratchley The guitarists first solo album (like the actors first Hamlet) is a hoop that eventually has to be jumped through...and Mary Halvorson has finally risen to the challenge...a truly brilliant improviser and technician (I remember being knocked out by a performance she gave with Anthony Braxton in London),she has added layers of emotional and spiritual patina to those skills...the pre-release track here demonstrates all those qualities in spades...I see this release will include work by Noel Akchote (whose music plays a key part in my listening regime)...
So,until its release "I eat the air,promise crammed"...
Update! This album is now released and I can "count myself King of infinite riches"...this release catapults Mary Halvorson into a different league for me...wonderful,wonderful,wonderful!
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited Edition 180g pressing on clear vinyl with gatefold packaging and custom inner sleeve.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Meltframe via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 500 

      $24.99 USD

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in 6-panel digipack with liner notes by Sergio Piccirilli.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Meltframe via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $12.99 USD

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $9.99 USD

     

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about

Mary Halvorson’s "Meltframe" is the product of three years of gestation and refinement. Initially conceived as a solo guitar album made up of jazz standards, the final document is comprised of modern compositions long admired by Mary, the oldest being Duke Ellington’s "Solitude". The remainder of the pieces date between the early 1960s through to Tomas Fujiwara’s "When", a recent addition to the book of music for The Hook Up, an ensemble in which Halvorson is a charter member. In a twist befitting a player with such an original voice, the pieces Mary chose to interpret are not exclusively from composers who have informed her playing and music from the beginning, such as Roscoe Mitchell, Ornette Coleman and Oliver Nelson, but also by contemporaries of hers, Chris Lightcap, Noël Akchoté and Tomas. Viewed as the personal, and often revealing statement that solo documents often are, "Meltframe" traces Mary’s path from the beginning to the present.

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released September 4, 2015

Mary Halvorson - guitar

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tags: jazz New York

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