Morris, Joe / Mary Halvorson - Traversing Orbits

SKU 21-ROG-0083
Joe Morris: guitar
Mary Halvorson: guitar

Joe was one of the first of the new American ‘out jazz’ musicians who I followed in their emergence in the late 80s/early 90s, after I’d given up on contemporary jazz due to too many young men in suits and ties with no dirt under their nails....
Joe didn’t do that and his wonderful hot ‘n’ sweaty power trio showed another way.
Joe was also one of Mary’s teachers before she left her native Boston and she (correctly) acknowledges how much she learned from him. It’s great to hear them both here!

“All recordings, especially those of improvised music, try to freeze the sound of a present moment, but invariably melt into the past and the future, real and imagined. Listening to this album, I can’t help but think of the classic meeting of Sonny Rollins and Coleman Hawkins, where two titans of the same instrument across different generations displayed mutual love and respect through stylistic contrast and playful jousting. Or I create a fiction, of Django Reinhardt and Freddie Green crossing paths in some distant hotel, staying up late one night and pushing each other to new ideas. (I don’t make that allusion lightly – for the abundance of virtuosic extended technique, don’t miss the profound swing of the articulated lines and the chunky chords.)”-Taylor Ho Bynum, excerpt from the liner notes
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