Our Editor


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.

Alina makes harp hip, and even hop.
Friday, 02 September 2022 21:29

Emily Francis Trio - Luma

Emily Francis Trio is more eclectic and electric on their sophomore album.
Friday, 26 August 2022 19:05

Chet Baker: Live From Paris

Newly remastered live recording from Paris in June 1980 is a revelation.
Friday, 12 August 2022 17:51

Chet Baker Trio - Live In Paris

Superb previously unreleased radio recordings From 1983 and 1984.
ISQ celebrate their tenth year with a powerful set.
Friday, 27 May 2022 18:52

Shabaka - Afrikan Culture

Meditative solo EP by Shabaka.
Friday, 20 May 2022 18:52

Takeshi Asai Trio: Vol VI

Fantastic collection of new short stories from a master storyteller.
Brandon Allen doesn't mess with Mr. T.
Saturday, 05 March 2022 21:06

Mark Wade Trio - True Stories

Excellent True Stories from Mark Wade and his Trio.
Tuesday, 15 February 2022 12:04

Wendy Kirkland – Latin Lowdown Live

Latin Lockdown set free at last
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Fiona Ross

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Wendy Kirkland

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