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Matthew Ruddick

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Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Saturday, 21 November 2020 17:30

Matthew Halsall - Salute To The Sun

The welcome return of Manchester's finest.

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Sunday, 20 December 2015 08:58

Best Of 2015 - Our Recommended Albums

It's been a year of growth at Kind Of Jazz, as we added new writers, and as a result, we were able to publish far more CD and gig reviews than in 2014. There were so many good jazz albums released this year, and such a variety, that we struggled to narrow down our choices into a Top Ten. In the end, we think we produced a balanced list - five European artists and five North American artists. Likewise, we managed to find room for a few younger artists on our list. So here it is - our Top Ten, and five more that were highly recommended, but didn't quite make the cut. We hope you enjoy our recommendations, and look forward to hearing your feedback.

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Matthew Halsall is a Manchester-based bandleader and trumpeter and is one of the UK’s brightest talents. A gifted trumpeter with a beautiful, expressive tone, his music draws on his love of the transcendental, spiritual and modal jazz of Alice and John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, as well as the glories of ’60s British jazz. His albums Sending My Love, Colour Yes, On The Go and Fletcher Moss Park have won him a legion of fans across the world and acclaim from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, Mr Scruff, Bonobo, Radio 3′s Late Junction, MOJO, BBC Music Magazine and BBC 6 Music. His latest album, Into Forever, was credited to Matthew Halsall and the Gondwana Orchestra, and was released in the autumn of 2015.

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Spiritualism and sumptuous sound, as Halsall returns with the Gondwana Orchestra.

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