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Saturday, September 28th

tonight in Chicago

They’re playing at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival. (Big week for the guitarist: she just won a MacArthur “genius grant.”)

Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Mary Halvorson (guitar), live, Belgium (Ghent), 2018

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

 

Monday, April 1st

3 x 2 x X = ?

Tomas Fujiwara (drums, composition) with Gerald Cleaver (drums), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Brandon Seabrook (guitar), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), “Blueberry Eyes,” live (studio), New Haven, Conn., 2017

 

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random sights

yesterday, Forest Park, Ill.

Wednesday, August 8th

sounds of New York

Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone) & Mary Halvorson (guitar), live, New York, 2013

 

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random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

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reading table

Exultation is the going
Of an inland soul to sea –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 143 (Franklin)

Wednesday, August 1st

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Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), Mary Halvorson (guitar), live, New York, 2016

 

Tonight she’ll be playing at a Chicago art gallery, Corbett vs. Dempsey, beginning at 6 p.m., with reed players Ken Vandermark and Joe McPhee.

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random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Thursday, June 15th

like nobody else

Anthony Braxton Accelerator Ghost Trance Septet (AB, reeds, composition; Taylor Ho Bynum, trumpet, flugelhorn; Jessica Pavone, viola; Chris Dahlberg, bass, cello; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Jay Rozen, tuba; Aaron Siegel, drums, percussion, vibraphone), live, Spain (San Sebastian), 2008

 

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random sights

this morning, outside Chicago (Forest Park)

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random thoughts

Aging criminal-defense lawyer’s retirement plan: drop dead at my desk.

Wednesday, September 7th

energy + density + clarity = ?

Mary Halvorson (guitar), Weasel Walter (drums), live, New York, 2016


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random sights

yesterday, New York (Central Park)

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Tuesday, April 26th

14 strings + drums

Tomeka Reid Quartet (TR, cello, compositions; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Jason Roebke, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums), live, New York, 3/8/16


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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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Thursday, August 27th

tonight in Chicago

These folks will be at Constellation.

Tomeka Reid (cello) with Mary Halvorson (guitar), Jason Roebke (bass), and Tomas Fujiwara (drums), “Glass Light,” live, Chicago, 2014


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And these guys will be Elastic.

Dave Rempis (saxophone), Joshua Abrams (bass), Avreeayl Ra (drums), live, Chicago, 2013


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radio

Celebrating the birthdays of saxophonists Lester Young (August 27, 1909) and Charlie Parker (August 29, 1920), WKCR-FM (Columbia University) is featuring their music all day today (Young), all day tomorrow (Young and Parker), all day Saturday (Parker), and into Sunday morning (Parker).

Wednesday, May 13th

ten strings, twenty fingers

Stephan Crump (bass) & Mary Halvorson (guitar), “Erie” (S. Crump), live, New York, 4/17/15


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random thoughts

Life consists of driving a vehicle you didn’t design, one that came without an owner’s manual, until one day it runs off the road and winds up in a ditch.

Wednesday, February 19th

sounds of Chicago

Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things (MR, drums; Jason Roebke, bass; Greg Ward, alto saxophone; Tim Haldeman, tenor saxophone), “Wilbur’s Tune,” live, Paris, 2010

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Mike Reed’s Myth/Science Assembly (MR, drums; Tomas Fujiwara, drums; Josh Abrams, bass; Greg Ward, alto saxophone; Ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone; Taylor Ho Bynum, trumpet; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Adasiewicz, vibraphone; Nick Butcher, electronics), live (rearranging a found Sun Ra fragment [excerpt]), Chicago (Chicago Jazz Festival), 2011

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Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly (MR, drums; Josh Abrams, bass; Greg Ward, alto saxophone; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Adasiewicz, vibraphone), live (studio performance), Chicago, c. 2009

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If other Chicago musicians are “busy,” what’s Mike Reed? In addition to leading various groups, he owns and operates Constellation, a performing arts center. Then there’s the Pitchfork Music Festival, which this summer will feature, over the course of three days, Beck, Giorgio Moroder, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, et al. He books and produces it.

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