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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.

Saturday, 21 September 2019 16:47

Laura Jurd – Stepping Back, Jumping In

Laura Jurd jumps into a sonic ecosystem of her own.
Saturday, 14 September 2019 19:21

Ten Questions for Barb Jungr, Jazz Singer

Barb Jungr is an English singer, songwriter, composer and writer, of Czech and German parentage whose work challenges categorisation and spans popular music, theatre, cabaret and jazz. She is known as a performer of “contemporary cabaret” and a chansonnière, or singer of chansons—in the sense of classic, lyric-driven French songs; in the broader sense of European songs in the cabaret style; and in the even broader sense of a diverse range of songs interpreted in this style. She is also an acclaimed jazz and cabaret singer, and has become best known for her work with, or "interpretations" of, the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, Jacques Brel, The Beatles and, most recently, Sting. A song-stylist incorporating jazz and blues, her approach often includes radical re-readings of known writers as well as original material. Her most recent album, Bob, Brel & Me was released on 6th September, 2019.
Saturday, 14 September 2019 17:41

Quentin Collins Sextet – Road Warrior

The road warrior reveals his hard bop roots.
Saturday, 31 August 2019 23:03

Stan Getz – Getz At The Gate

Superb Getz live recording from 1961, just before the bossa nova years.
Monday, 19 August 2019 03:06

Barb Jungr - Bob, Brel and Me

Barb delivers her finest album to date.
Friday, 16 August 2019 22:23

Miles Davis - Rubberband

Rubberband man.
Sunday, 04 August 2019 02:43

Wendy Kirkland - The Music’s On Me

Pianist, singer and composer, Wendy Kirkland, impresses on her sophomore album.
Delightful collaboration between pianist, composer and arrange Kate Williams, and singer and lyricist, Georgia Mancio. 
Saturday, 04 May 2019 17:10

Laurence Hobgood – Tesseterra

Pianist and arranger Laurence Hobgood delivers a seamless blend of jazz trio with string quartet.
Saturday, 06 April 2019 22:23

John Turville – Head First

Pianist John Turville shines on his solo debut.

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