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Mary Halvorson

Mary Halvorson
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Mary Halvorson.

Mary Halvorson artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

The Mary Halvorson Quintet performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

August 4, 2013 A guitarist who sounds like no other leads a band in compositions filled with left-hand turns.

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Studio Sessions

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February 11, 2009 Halvorson demonstrates her unique, hard-edged guitar attack with her trio at the WNYC studios.

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Discover Songs

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September 28, 2010 All Songs Considered's latest mix remembers the curious Pink Floyd founder, and more strange sounds.

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Mary Halvorson.

September 26, 2010 Hear Saturn Sings, an abstract jazz cliff-dive inspired by Thelonious Monk and Sam Cooke.

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Wayne Shorter.

December 18, 2013 We asked 137 journalists to pick their favorite new albums. Here are their collective top 10 picks.

Mary Halvorson performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 12, 2012.

February 25, 2013 The guitarist brings a decidedly non-standard approach to jazz's standard practices.

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December 1, 2010 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Jonsi and more artists from H to L.

Sonny Sharrock (pictured here with Linda Sharrock, then his wife) approach his guitar like Albert Ayler played his saxophone — fiercely, yet tenderly out of bounds.

November 3, 2008 Hear five guitarists who eschew standard conventions and approach the guitar as pure sound.

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Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

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  • Artist: Jónsi
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  • Album: Dragon's Head
  • Artist: Mary Halvorson Trio
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  • Released: 2008