Mary Halvorson

Amaryllis & Belladonna (075597912708)

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Amaryllis & Belladonna

Mary Halvorson

Nonesuch

075597912708

LPS 167946

075597912708

JAZZ

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2X VINYL LP GATEFOLD EDITION

The release of two contrasting albums demonstrate how far this inventive, singleminded guitarist has come, and offers a glimpse of a dazzling future

Amaryllis and Belladonna are two new, modular, and interlocking projects by Brooklyn-based guitarist, composer and MacArthur fellow Mary Halvorson.

Belladonna is a set of compositions written specifically for Halvorson on guitar plus The Mivos Quartet: Olivia De Prato, Maya Bennardo, Victor Lowrie Tafoya, and Tyler J. Borden. This is Halvorson’s first time writing for String Quartet. Six through-composed compositions for Mivos spin Halvorson’s compositional voice in a fresh context, and the music is augmented by Halvorson’s guitar throughout, adding elements of chance and improvisation to the music.

Amaryllis is a sextet which filters Halvorson’s compositional explorations of melody, harmony and counterpoint through the lens of six master improvisers, arranged in a way that allows for the music to unfold differently every time. The brand-new sextet features Adam O’Farrill, Jacob Garchik, Patricia Brennan, Mary Halvorson, Nick Dunston and Tomas Fujiwara. The Mivos Quartet joins for half of the music, forming a unique tentet and making this Halvorson’s largest project to date. The music bridges many musical influences and genres from jazz, experimental, new music, and beyond.

PERSONNEL:

  • Adam O’Farrill - (trumpet)
  • Jacob Garchik - (trombone)
  • Patricia Brennan - (vibraphone)
  • Mary Halvorson - (guitar)
  • Nick Dunston - (bass)
  • and Tomas Fujiwara - (drums)
  • Plus The Mivos Quartet:
  • Olivia De Prato - (violin)
  • Maya Bennardo - (violin)
  • Victor Lowrie Tafoya - (viola)
  • Tyler J. Borden - (cello)

Recorded September 11, 12 & 13, 2021 at Sear Sound, New York

TRACKS:

  • LP ONE: AMARYLLIS
  • A1. Night Shift
  • A2. Anesthesia
  • A3. Amaryllis
  • B1. Side Effect
  • B2. Hoodwink
  • B3. 892 Teeth
  • LP TWO: BELLADONNA
  • C1. Nodding Yellow
  • C2. Moonburn
  • C3. Flying Song
  • D1. Haunted Head
  • D2. Belladonna