Bandcamp Daily recently published an Album of the Day feature on Cloudward, Mary Halvorson‘s new album with her sextet Amaryllis, featuring trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, trombonist Jacob Garchik, vibraphonist Patricia Brennan, drummer Tomas Fujiwara, and bassist Nick Dunston. According to the site, “Halvorson’s second album with the sextet includes plenty of indelible guitar playing, but it’s her astonishing growth as a composer and arranger that distinguishes the music. Halvorson continues to give her excellent band plenty of freedom in how the pieces come together, producing her most richly contrapuntal music yet. That achievement speaks to the elasticity, presence, and imagination of her bandmates, who built spectacular, rigorous marvels from her malleable frameworks.”
The full review is available here, and Cloudward is at radio now from Nonesuch and going for NACC and NACC Jazz debuts this week.