Kelly Jensen
So, 04/11/2018, 20:15 Uhr

Mary Halvorson Octet

Away with you, Europapremiere

Mary Halvorson Octet
The appearance of the Mary Halvorson Octet is the greatly anticipated highlight of the New York guitarist’s residency at Jazzfest. Mary Halvorson is currently one of the most exceptional and prolific guitar players of her time. Her remarkable career includes two week-long residencies at the legendary New York jazz club Village Vanguard and the production of as many as 27 albums in the last three years.
Halvorson is a musician who has ceaselessly and continuously expanded and developed her art. In 2015, she recorded her first solo album “Meltframe” and began her collaboration with the pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn, whose sound contrasts her own style and with whom she then turned her septet of excellent New York jazz musicians into an octet. At last year's New York Winter Jazzfest, the performance of her octet was indisputably one of the festival’s discoveries and highlights. Halvorson’s unique guitar sound is captivating, her music combines the unrestricted and confined, the even and uneven to form an unparalleled rhythmic-dynamic unit, equally enduring and inimitable. A lively and vibrant recreation of phrasing and arrangements can continually be detected in the group’s pieces. The concert in Berlin will be their first European appearance – eight extraordinary voices culminating in circles and squares of a compositional prism: Away with you!

MARY HALVORSON guitar SUSAN ALCORN pedal steel guitar DAVE BALLOU trumpet JON IRABAGON alto saxophone INGRID LAUBROCK tenor saxophone JACOB GARCHIK trombone JOHN HÉBERT bass TOMAS FUJIWARA drums

  • Haus der Berliner Festspiele
  • Schaperstr. 24, Berlin
  • Bemerkungen zum Ort: Große Bühne
  • Ticketpreis: € 15 – 55 / ermäßigt € 8 – 28
  • Ticketverkauf