NEW YORK TIMES:
The Playlist: Robbie Lee and Mary Halvorson, ‘Like a Ripple Made by the Wind’

NEW YORK TIMES: The Playlist: Robbie Lee and Mary Halvorson, ‘Like a Ripple Made by the Wind’

BY GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO

"The guitarist Mary Halvorson has been honing her ability to sound at once down-home and far-out — in her solo work; alongside the pedal steel guitar of Susan Alcorn or the piano of Jason Moran; and now with Robbie Lee, a versatile musician with a passion for exhuming old American instruments. On their new duo album, “Seed Triangular,” Mr. Lee and Ms. Halvorson experiment with a handful of instruments from centuries past; he plays mostly flutes and bells, while she uses guitars and banjos from the 19th and early 20th centuries that she had never touched before. Here Mr. Lee draws wind carefully but freely through an old flute as Ms. Halvorson’s 18-string harp guitar gently surrounds him, playing speckled melodies, then long single notes, and finally a few warm, pacifying chords."

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