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Mary Halvorson :
The Maid With The Flaxen Hair—A Tribute To Johnny Smith
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!
Personnel:
Bill Frisell: Guitar
Mary Halvorson: Guitar

Winged Serpents : Six Encomiums For Cecil Taylor
Cecil Taylor was a powerful and unforgettable music force—a fearless visionary and one of the greatest musicians of the past century. His visceral and intense performances influenced generations of musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers and creative minds of every description. This CD features six heartfelt tributes performed by the group Winged Serpents, which consists of six of the most original pianists and musical thinkers working today. Each touched by Cecil’s magic in different ways, they perform improvised tributes to this legendary genius who created a new music that transcended all genres.
Personnel:
Anthony Coleman: Piano
Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano
Brian Marsella: Piano
Craig Taborn: Piano
Kris Davis: Piano
Aruán Ortiz: Piano

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