Fleet-fingered jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson is one of the leading lights in the Zebulon axis of young freakos fueled by Zorn's restlessness and punk-rock's work ethic. Her trio (with bassist John Hebert and tastefully busy sticksman Ches Smith) touches on everything from 12-tone sproingle to free-noise sparkle to no wave bludgeon, all with a hazy sense of note-bending unease. With a first-time improv meeting of guitarist Chris Forsyth (of noise-gnarlers Peeesseye), cassette tweaker Aki Onda, German microtonal multi-reedist Chris Heenan, trumpeter Nate... More >>>