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Noel Akchote/Mary Halvorson/Bill FrisellLoving Highsmith ... CD
Ayler (Sweden), 2022. New Copy ... $25.99 28.99
A pair of duets, greatly expanded here – and taken way past their initial use as music for a really lovely film about the author Patricia Highsmith! There's nothing really soundtrack-like about the music – although the setting has given all the artists involved a chance to work on some shorter tracks that have a different vibe than you'd get in more longform improvisation – beautifully personal, almost poetic moments – as guitarist Noel Ackchote duets first with Mary Halvorson on CD1, then with Bill Frisell on CD2 – a guitar-heavy package that's full of beautiful sounds throughout! Both CDs features a number of tracks used in the film, plus lots more session material too – with the original theme "Death Is Only A Dream" on both, plus many improvisations, and a few remakes of standards too. CD

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Mary HalvorsonAmaryllis ... CD
Nonesuch, 2022. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A record that has the fantastic guitar of Mary Halvorson amidst so many other sounds and shapes – delivered by a lineup that features Patricia Brennan on vibes, Jacob Garchik on trombone, and Adam O'Farrill on trumpets – all players who already shape the sound in these fantastically colorful way, then get some extra help from the Mivos string quartet! The rhythm duo at the core do a lot too – keeping things moving in these blocks of sound that often fit Mary's approach to guitar – with work from Nick Dunston on bass and Tomas Fujiwara on drums, both players who seem to find the right balance with the overall sound of the group, yet really make the contribution known. Titles include "Side Effect", "Amaryllis", "Hoodwink", "Night Shift", and "892 Teeth". CD

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Mary HalvorsonBelladonna ... CD
Nonesuch, 2022. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Guitarist Mary Halvorson has a very special guest on this unique album – the Mivos Quartet, who bring a sublime blend of violin, viola, and cello into play with the fantastic tones from Mary's guitar! The set's not like when you add a string group to conventional jazz – as the sound here is much more about the interplay between the acoustic strings – partly the rasp of Halvorson's tones next to the warmer currents of the other instruments – partly the mix of plucked, strummed, and bowed passages that create a multiplicity of sounds and feelings! Halvorson has always given us something amazing with each new record – yet still, this one's a real standout – with titles that include "Haunted Head", "Belladonna", "Flying Song", "Moonburn", and "Nodding Yellow". CD
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✨✧ Thumbscrew (Halvorson/Formanek/Fujiwara)Mulitcolored Moonlight ... CD
Cuneiform, 2022. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great setting for the guitar of Mary Halvorson – one that reminds us what a versatile player she's become over the years – an artist whose way of inflecting strings and reaching for new colors really continues to amaze us with each new album! There's a very rhythmic pulse to the record – as Michael Formanek provides bass and Tomas Fujiwara plays drums – with the former also bringing in a bit of electronics, while the latter handles vibes – although both rarely diverge too much from the core, which really allows Halvorson to fly throughout. Titles include "Survival Fetish", "Song For Mr Humphries", "Capsicum Annuum", "Should Be Cool", "Brutality & Beauty", and "Swirling Lives". CD

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Myra Melford's Fire & Water QuintetFor The Love Of Fire & Water ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2022. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A tremendous quintet of top-shelf improvisers – all coming together here in a reading of a 10 part suite composed by group leader, pianist Myra Melford! The album's easily one of the boldest that Melford has recorded in years – a fantastic reminder of her power when she's really at her best – and her ability to create real magic at a spontaneous level, working alongside Mary Halvorson on guitar, Ingrid Laubrock on tenor and soprano, Tomeka Reid on cello, and Susie Ibarra on drums and percussion! All four other players are key leaders on their own – but come together here seamlessly, in music that's often strongly directed by Melford's piano presence, but explosively creative in all the other parts of the spectrum as well. The set features the long title piece, divided up into ten segments – beautiful throughout! CD

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