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Mary Halverson's enchanted wood; Plus, Ben Powell's new CD

When guitarist Mary Halvorson began taking lessons with Joe Morris as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, she was excited about the prospect of playing duos with one of her guitar heroes.
Wild things
By JON GARELICK  |  June 01, 2012

Flesh and blood: Phil Wilson's Miles and Gil

When I first put on Benny Sharoni's new Eternal Elixir (Papaya), there was, as a composer friend of mine likes to say, "nothing wrong with it." That is, it seemed no better or worse than a zillion other straight-ahead tenor-saxophone discs.
Plus Benny Sharoni's hard bop and Ben Powell's fiddle magic
By JON GARELICK  |  November 12, 2010