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Track of the week: The Gate by Mary Halvorson

'The Gate' introduces the latest album Cloudward new in early 2024 from Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer Mary Halvorson. The Nonesuch release has 8 new compositions by Halvorson appearing with her sextet Amaryllis - that's Halvorson, Patricia …

Published: 6 Nov 2023. Updated: 7 months.

'The Gate' introduces the latest album Cloudward new in early 2024 from Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer Mary Halvorson. The Nonesuch release has 8 new compositions by Halvorson appearing with her sextet Amaryllis - that's Halvorson, Patricia Brennan (vibes), Nick Dunston (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums), Jacob Garchik (trombone), and Adam O’Farrill (trumpet). Laurie Anderson guests on album track 'Incarnadine'. Halvorson is one of the most unique and indiviudual jazz guitarists anywhere and the cool twists and turns of 'The Gate' do not in any way disappoint.

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Selected gigs this week

Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet The Yard, Manchester Tonight Ari Hoenig trio Watermill, Dorking Tomorrow Nduduzo Makhathini Trio Ronnie Scott's, London Tomorrow Hejira Tap Social, Botley Tomorrow Janek Gwizdala trio Peggy's Skylight, Nottingham Wednesday

Published: 6 Nov 2023. Updated: 7 months.

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Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet The Yard, Manchester Tonight

Ari Hoenig trio Watermill, Dorking Tomorrow

Nduduzo Makhathini Trio Ronnie Scott's, London Tomorrow

Hejira Tap Social, Botley Tomorrow

Janek Gwizdala trio Peggy's Skylight, Nottingham Wednesday

Trish Clowes Stoke by Nayland Hotel, near Leavenheath Wednesday

Alabaster de Plume Band on the Wall, Manchester Wednesday

Jules Hay Quartet Flute and Tankard, Cardiff Wednesday

C.A.L.I.E Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Thursday

Ari Hoenig trio Seven, Leeds Thursday

Liam Brennan's Abacus Hen and Chicken, Bristol Thursday

Greg Abate Cy Mumbles, Swansea Thursday

Dave Manington’s Riff Raff The Globe, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Thursday

Ivo Neame's Dodeka Crookes Social Club, Sheffield Friday

Chris Biscoe Progress theatre, Reading Friday

Rodrigo Almonte Quintet and Rogerio Boccato Scott's, Belfast Friday

Mulatu Astatke Barbican, London Jazz Festival Friday

Rebecca Poole Quartet Verdict, Brighton

Rory Ingham Sextet 1000 Trades, Birmingham Friday

Harper trio The Bear, Luton Friday

The Bad Plus Turner Sims, Southampton Friday

Joanna Eden trio Verdict, Brighton Saturday

Sarah McKenzie Quintet Pizza Express Live, Holborn Saturday

Jasper Høiby's Planet B Vortex, London Saturday

Ferg's Imaginary Big Band Storey's Field Centre, Cambridge Sunday

Zoe Gilby Hunter club, Bury St Edmunds Sunday

Jo Harrop and Paul Edis 606, London Sunday

Ivo Neame's Dodeka, in the photo, play Sheffield on Friday