Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone / Jack Wright Quartet @ Lilypad on April 16


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Thursday - April 16th
The Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge Street - Inman Square
Cambridge MA
7 PM


Mary Halvorson - guitar/vocals
Jessica Pavone - viola/vocals

“The guitarist Mary Halvorson and the violist Jessica Pavone have worked together in ensembles led by the avant-garde eminence Anthony Braxton, and separately in a wide array of upstart new-music groups. As an acoustic duo they produce something distinct and beguiling: an amalgam of experimental folk, rock and chamber music that feels both meticulous and raw. Their debut, “On and Off" (Skirl), presents a dozen pieces of modest scale but impressive metabolism. There's a disarming openness to their interaction, never more pronounced than when the two are blending their voices in something like a campfire harmony. But this music isn't clever or cute. Its core is steely, and its execution clear." -Nate Chinen, The New York Times, August 2007


Jack Wright (saxophone)
Kevin Frenette (guitar)
Kit Demos (bass)
John McLellan (drums)

“The Washington Post once allowed this to be printed: “In the rarefied, underground world of experimental free improvisation, saxophonist Jack Wright is king”. And a German publication, Bad Alchemy, had this to say of his solo: “Wright does not make music, he embodies it, he transforms it with a naivet of another order. It grows into a sound river, he is part of the diaphragm through which the heterogeneous whispers.”

“Kevin Frenette's CD 'Connections' is a dazzling display of sympathetic interactions with truly spontaneous results. Frenette and company combine for a powerful force of open-minded creative energy.” --- John Barron


Matt Samolis - flute
Steve Norton - reeds
Curt Newton - percussion

Josh Jefferson - reeds
Andrew Eisenberg - percussion

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