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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.

Hard bop, served hot, on limited edition vinyl only.
Saturday, 09 February 2019 01:04

Fresu Galliano Lundgren - Mare Nostrum III

Third outing for pan European supergroup.
Friday, 18 January 2019 21:57

David Dower Trio – Made In Sofia

A welcome return from Dower and his new look band.
Friday, 11 January 2019 22:12

Hexagonal – McCoy and Mseleku

Debut album from Hastings based jazz supergroup.
Saturday, 08 December 2018 21:20

Lars Danielsson and Paolo Fresu – Summerwind

Delightful duo album by two of Europe's finest.
Heartfelt and engaging tribute to Chet, shining a light on some of the lesser-known aspects of his long career.
Adventurous collaboration from acid jazz trio.
Rather than publish a CD review today, Kind Of Jazz is publishing an old interview - from 2007 - with the late trumpet player, Roy Hargrove. A giant of a player, he was an important influence of a generation of jazz and R'n'B stars, and will be greatly missed.
Engaging biography of innovative US jazz singer, Mark Murphy.
Saturday, 11 August 2018 18:20

Chet Baker - Live In London Volume II

Second volume of superb live recording from London's Canteen in 1983.

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