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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, 28 July 2018 18:50

Polka - Wojtek Mazolewski

Punk jazz poetry.
Saturday, 30 June 2018 15:53

John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once

Fascinating studio recording unearthed after 54 years.
Saturday, 30 June 2018 00:14

Alan Braufman – Valley Of Search

Reissue of saxophonist Braufman's long-lost loft recording from 1975.
Saturday, 23 June 2018 17:53

Esbjörn Svensson Trio - Live In London

Stunning live recording from London's Barbican Centre shows European trio at the peak of their powers.
Saturday, 02 June 2018 18:29

Hailey Tuck - Junk

Classy, jazz-inflected pop on Hailey Tuck's major label debut.
Fantastic reissue of the final tour by Davis and Coltrane.
Saturday, 07 April 2018 20:03

Nina Simone – The Colpix Singles

Fascinating collection of rare singles from the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Saturday, 10 March 2018 18:12

Takeshi Asai – French Trio Volume 4

Japanese pianist returns with another fine live recording with his French trio.
Saturday, 03 March 2018 05:04

Wild Card - Life Stories

Life Stories is the strongest, most cohesive album to date by Clement Regert and Wild Card.
Saturday, 17 February 2018 01:00

Julia Biel – Julia Biel

Biel's soulful voice takes centre stage on her third album.

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