Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Initially conceived as a solo guitar album made up of jazz standards, Meltframe is comprised of modern compositions long admired by Mary Halvorson, the oldest being Duke Ellington's "Solitude." The remainder of the pieces date from the early 1960s, through to Tomas Fujiwara's contemporary "When."
First solo guitar album! Significant press coverage from New York Times, Wall St. Journal, and more. Liner notes by elintruso.com's Sergio Picirilli. Deluxe six-panel digipak with design by Firehouse 12 Records designer Megan Craig. Represented by Seth Rosner of Push Media (NYC). Promos serviced to press and radio.
Wall Street Journal
One of the most exciting and original guitarists in jazz - or otherwise.
New York Times
A glowing critical consensus has formed around the guitarist Mary Halvorson ... a credible vision of jazz's near future.
Personnel: Mary Halvorson (guitar).
Audio Mixer: Nick Lloyd.
Liner Note Author: Sergio Picirilli.
Recording information: Firehouse 12 (11/04/2014/11/05/2014); Firhouse 12 (11/04/2014/11/05/2014).
Translator: Ramón del Castillo.
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