Mary Halvorson is one of the most acclaimed guitarists of her generation—a virtuoso improviser, distinctive composer, arranger and a deep student of the jazz guitar. Here she joins forces with living legend Bill Frisell to pay tribute to Johnny Smith, a guitarist who has been a huge influence on them both. Performing nine ballads associated with Smith and his classic composition “Walk Don’t Run”, this is an essential CD of soulful guitar duets by two of the most beloved and original guitarists in modern jazz. A beautiful CD of ballads like you have never heard them before!
BILL FRISELL, guitar MARY HALVORSON, guitar
Recorded in New York, April 15, 2018.
01. Moonlight in Vermont 02. The Maid with the Flaxen Hair 03. Scarlet Ribbons for Her Hair 04. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning 05. Shenandoah 06. The Nearness of You 07. Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair 08. Old Folks 09. Misty 10. Walk Don't Run