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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 & JESSICA PAVONE

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 QUARTET

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

ALSO ON THE BILL:

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

SKINNYVINNY
Josh Jefferson - reeds
Andrew Eisenberg - percussion

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