Mary Halvorson/Tomas Fujiwara Duo


One critic called her the “most impressive guitarist of her generation”, while BR recently looked further ahead: “The future of the jazz guitar is called Mary Halvorson.” Born in 1980, the American musician belongs to New York like the Statue of Liberty, and has played there with all the greats, including regular performances with Anthony Braxton. She releases several new albums each year, often in collaborations with Tomas Fujiwara more recently. Like Halvorson, the Brooklyn-based percussionist is also a songwriter and gravitates towards compositions that are both challenging and lyrical at the same time. "His style is forward driving but rarely blunt or aggressive, and never random", Nate Chines wrote in the New York Times. Powerful rock riffs, trippy impressionistic passages, noise, and psychedelia – you have to be ready for anything with these two phenomenal improvisors.