Mary Halvorson and her guitar have offered some of the
freshest rainfall on the jazz umbrella. Her compositions
challenge mundane notions of melody and harmony: a true
step forward for the music movement.
--Jason Moran, New York Magazine
Frequently lauded as the most original and innovative guitarist
of her generation, Halvorson's unorthodox virtuosity has
positioned her at the creative forefront of the youthful
Brooklyn scene. Demonstrating growth as a composer on ten
new pieces conceived primarily for her Quintet, Halvorson's
embrace of contrapuntal harmonies and modular structures
reveals a multi-faceted artist whose writing is as impressive
as her improvising.
--Troy Collins, Point of Departure
I think she’s a very interesting musician.
--John Fordham, BBC 3's Jazz on 3
...Halvorson’s is a devastatingly original voice.
--Marcus O'Dair, the artsdesk.com
...one of the most interesting musicians in the contemporary
jazz and improvised music constellation.
--Mike Chamberlain, HOUR
Part of why so many jazz insiders are down with her is clearly
her guitar style