Mary Halvorson

Artlessly Falling (FH12-04-08-034)

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Artlessly Falling

Mary Halvorson

Firehouse 12

711574911110

LPS 161715

FH12-04-08-034

JAZZ

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LP 47,09 €

2X LP GATEFOLD DELUXE EDITION

180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE

4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Artlessly Falling is the second album by Mary Halvorson's Code Girl. Its core remains Halvorson on guitar; Tomas Fujiwara on drums; Amirtha Kidambi on vocals, and Michael Formanek on bass. Trumpeter Adam O'Farrill replaces Ambrose Akinmusire, and Maria Grand is added on tenor saxophone and voice. The date also includes three vocal cameos by Robert Wyatt. A primary influence on Halvorson, she composed these songs especially for him. Her lyrics throughout reflect not only detailed attention but a methodology in which each poem strategically conforms to its accompanying musical construct. Artlessly Falling showcases deeply focused, expansively articulated, abstract musical languages that remain warm and welcoming, even amid dissonance.

PERSONNEL:

  • Amirtha Kidambi - voice
  • Maria Grand - tenor saxophone, voice
  • Adam O'Farrill - trumpet
  • Mary Halvorson - guitar
  • Michael Formanek - bass
  • Tomas Fujiwara - drums, beer cans on track 2
  • Robert Wyatt - voice on tracks 1, 3, 5

Recorded December 8th & 9th, 2019

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • 01. The Lemon Trees
  • 02. Last-Minute Smears
  • SIDE B
  • 01. Walls And Roses
  • 02. Muzzling Unwashed
  • SIDE C
  • 01. Bigger Flames
  • 02. Mexican War Streets (Pittsburgh)
  • SIDE D
  • 01. A Nearing
  • 02. Artlessly Falling