This week features a selection from the New York guitarist Mary Halvorson’s latest album with her group Code Girl that combines halting rhythms, artful pitch bends and crystalline folk vocals.
Plus, a piece full of twists and turns by vibraphonist Patricia Brennan; a blazing cut from saxophonist Courtney Pine’s 1990 album Within The Realms Of Our Dreams and a group of improvisers pay homage to the music of the American bassist and oud player Ahmed Abdul-Malik, who integrated Middle Eastern and North African music styles.
Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3
1 Natalia Beylis – Sarc, Belfast, Ireland, No. 1
2 Courtney Pine – A Raggamuffin & His Lance
3 Bacon Grease – I Want To Be
4 Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl – The Lemon Trees
5 Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl – Artlessly Falling
6 Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl – Muzzling Unwashed
7 Steph Richards – Supersense
8 Ahmed – Nights on Saturn (communication)
9 Olie Brice, Binker Golding, Henry Kaiser, N.O. Moore & Eddie Prévost – Door 1