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Matthew Ruddick

Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Matthew Ruddick

Matthew Ruddick MATTHEW RUDDICK is the author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker. 

Over the last few years, he was a regular music critic for a variety of publications, including HK-listings magazine Beats, and the author of Music On The Move, a music column in Escape travel magazine. 

Born in England, Matthew has been living in Hong Kong for eight years, and works in the finance industry.

  Corea and Jarrett join Miles at the Fillmore in June 1970
 Goodbye from one of the greats, Charlie Haden
Saturday, 09 November 2013 14:34

Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio 2

  Jazz purists may complain that the tight R'n'B grooves leave little room for improvisation; but this is not meant to be pure jazz - it's Black Radio
Sunday, 03 November 2013 02:01

Aaron Parks - Arborescence

  Aaron Parks returns to nature and delivers a magnificent solo piano album
Saturday, 26 October 2013 00:00

Christian Scott – Christian aTunde Adjuah

  Christian aTunde Adjuah is the fourth solo studio record by New Orleans trumpet player, Christian Scott, and his boldest artistic statement to date
Sunday, 13 October 2013 10:12

Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit

Liquid Spirit effortlessly combines jazz with elements of gospel, funk and R&B. One of the best vocal albums of the year.
  Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry solo material, performed in the style of 1930's Duke Ellington. Not as great as Gatsby
  Discover the missing link between In A Silent Way and Bitches Brew - the great 'lost' quintet
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