Mary Halvorson: With A Little Help From My Friends

A brilliantly witty take on the Beatles classic, with much use of the expression pedal on her Line 6 DL4 delay. This was was part of a  double LP Black Friday 2018 release from Verve. The label had a group of young jazz practitioners contribute tracks to a compilation of tunes from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Many of the tracks sound like a return to the jazz of that era, but Halvorson’s voice is entirely of this moment.

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5 thoughts on “Mary Halvorson: With A Little Help From My Friends

  1. I generally like Mary Halvorson’s playing and vision but this just seems kind of irritating, warbly, and out of tune. No thank you.

  2. Take away the pedal sounds it is less than ordinary and not very creative
    She is probably the most overrated guitarist out there.

    • Of course you are entitled to you opinion. I hear some interesting reharmonization under the effects sounds and respect she has invented a personal language on the instrument. I think she captured the whimsey of the original in her own way. That said, I don’t find myself listening to her much. But that is just personal taste.

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