Mary Halvorson's Sharpened Axe to Grind

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Apocryphal tales of classic recording sessions suggest that the making of your favorite album was either a case of destiny or near-catastrophe. Things are a tad less dramatic for jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson. Plugging in recently for a two-day session at Firehouse 12, a performance venue with an in-house studio in downtown New Haven, Conn., Ms. Halvorson was a model of sunny composure.

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