ANFTD #24: Mary Halvorson

Intrepid award-winning and somewhat professional podcasters Dave Douglas and Michael Bates interview Mary Halvorson to see how she comes up with her astoundingly original music for various ensembles. Spoiler alert, Mary doesn’t have a plan. As usual, Jon Irabagon takes it on the chin. Michael quizzes Dave on a tune from Stargazer. Eric Dolphy makes a brief appearance.

Music played in this episode:

Crashes Like Lights (No. 39) (Mary Halvorson)
from Ghost Loop (For Tune Records)
Mary Halvorson Trio with John Hebert, Ches Smith.

Line To Create Madness (Mary Halvorson)
from Thumbscrew (Cuneiform)
with Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara.

Butterfly Orbit (No. 32) (Mary Halvorson)
from Illusionary Sea (Firehouse 12)
Mary Halvorson Septet with Jonathan Finlayson, Jon Irabagon, Ingrid Laubrock, Jacob Garchik, John Hebert, Ches Smith.

Far Cry (Eric Dolphy)
from Far Cry (Original Jazz Classics)
Eric Dolphy with Booker Little, Jaki Byard, Ron Carter, Roy Haynes.

Reverse Blue (Mary Halvorson)
from Reverse Blue (Relative Pitch) upcoming release October 2014
with Chris Speed, Eivind Opsvik, Tomas Fujiwara.

Intuitive Science (Dave Douglas)
from Stargazer (Arabesque/Greenleaf Music)
Dave Douglas Sextet with Chris Speed, Joshua Roseman, Uri Caine, James Genus, Joey Baron.

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