NEW SOUNDS:
'Mutant Chamber Jazz' From Robbie Lee and Mary Halvorson

NEW SOUNDS: 'Mutant Chamber Jazz' From Robbie Lee and Mary Halvorson

JOHN SCHAEFER

“Mary Halvorson has established herself as one of the finest guitarists of her generation; Robbie Lee has established himself as a versatile flutist, sax player, and keyboardist. But if they’re not careful, they could wind up being known as the weird instrument team, because their new album together sports such oddities as a 19th-century harp guitar with 18 strings, the world’s smallest saxophone, and a Renaissance reed instrument called the chalumeau. The music of edited improvisations covers a lot of sonic ground, floating between folk and jazz and world music. Robbie Lee and Mary Halvorson are in the studio for an improvised set of ‘mutant chamber jazz’ (via @robbielee).”

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