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

  1. I absolutely love Halverson’s version of that song. I like the colors and sounds she uses. And I don’t think she is overrated at the same time I don’t even know what “overrated” is supposed to mean. It seems to be just another way to say “I don’t like it” which to me is a more honest way of putting because it doesn’t imply any kind of objective measures.

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

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

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