Gondwana Records is an independent record label based in Manchester, UK. Artists on the label included Matthew Halsall, Nat Birchall, GoGo Penguin and the newly signed Mammal Hands. The label has won a legion of fans across the world and acclaim from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, Mr Scruff, MOJO, BBC Music Magazine and BBC 6 Music.
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Here’s the third instalment of Matthew Halsall’s monthy dj mix series.

Here’s the third instalment of Matthew Halsall’s monthy dj mix series.

Tracklisting: 1. Don Cherry & The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra – The Queen Of Tung-Ting Lake 2. Sun Ra – That’s How I Feel 3. Tall Black Guy vs. James Brown – Pay Me Back My Money 4. Madvillain – Sickfit 5. Digable Planets – The May 4th Movement 6. Harmonic 33 – In The Beat 7....
Check out the second instalment of Matthew Halsall's new monthly dj mix series.

Check out the second instalment of Matthew Halsall’s new monthly dj mix series.

Tracklisting: 1. Don Cherry – Love Train 2. Phil Cohran and Legacy – White Nile 3. Erykah Badu – Strawberry Incense feat. Kirsten Agnesta 4. Fatima – Technology 5. Tall Black Guy vs James Brown – Funky Drummers In A Space Suit 6. INI – Square One 7. Asheru – Mood Swing feat. Talib Kweli...
Matthew Halsall embarks on a new monthly dj mix series

Matthew Halsall embarks on a new monthly dj mix series

Tracklisting: 1. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Sun Is Shining 2. Dr. Alimantado – Best Dressed Chicken In Town 3. Revolutionaries – I Know Myself (Megaton Dub) 4. Ernest Wilson – I know Myself 5. Augustus Pablo – Lightening Chap (Version) 6. Glen Adams – You Can’t Hide Love 7. Isaac Hayes – No...
Matthew Halsall & Josephine Oniyama collaboration for BBC Radio 3′s show The Verb

Matthew Halsall & Josephine Oniyama collaboration for BBC Radio 3′s show The Verb

                          Yesterday Matthew Halsall recorded two new live tracks in session for BBC Radio 3′s show The Verb, presented by Ian McMillan. The show will be broadcast tonight (15/11/2013) at 10pm and features guests Ian Rankin, Chuck Palahniuk and Helen Mort as well...
Bonobo to Issue 'Late Night Tales' Mix Album featuring Matthew Halsall

Bonobo to Issue ‘Late Night Tales’ Mix Album featuring Matthew Halsall

The release of the fifth album from UK artist Simon Green (a.k.a. Bonobo), The North Borders, launched a number of extensive tours for the producer and his traveling ensemble throughout 2013, and that busy year will soon be capped off with a brand-new mix album for the longstanding Late Night Tales series. Green’s 21-track set will mark the 33rd installment...
12/06/2013 - Nice to see Matthew Halsall and GoGo Penguin in this feature on a new jazz generation in M magazine:

12/06/2013 – Nice to see Matthew Halsall and GoGo Penguin in this feature on a new jazz generation in M magazine:

NEW JAZZ GENERATION posted June 12, 2013 / No Comments Jazz is known as the music of freedom so why do outdated stereotypes continue to strike bum notes? Jim Ottewill discovers there’s more to UK jazz than such hot air. Pete Wareham, songwriter and saxophonist at the helm of multi-racial music makers Melt Yourself Down and Acoustic...
Matthew Halsall Interview with Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 Tuesday 19th February 2013

Matthew Halsall Interview with Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 Tuesday 19th February 2013

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qqb88
24/01/2013 - Nice review by Oliver Pickup on Matthew Halsall's performance @ Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.

24/01/2013 – Nice review by Oliver Pickup on Matthew Halsall’s performance @ Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

   RONNIE SCOTT’S | JANUARY 24TH Virtuoso trumpeting sensation Matthew Halsall ensured he will remain well in front of the chasing pack again this year after an incredible full-house gig during which he revealed a clutch of new tracks and featured the koto – an ancient Japanese instrument seldom heard in Europe.It is an exotic, wonderful and...
24/01/2013 - Thanks to Tim Cumming's for reviewing Matthew Halsall's performance @ Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.

24/01/2013 – Thanks to Tim Cumming’s for reviewing Matthew Halsall’s performance @ Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

Matthew Halsall/Zara McFarlane, Ronnie Scott’s Young Mancunian trumpeter holds the audience rapt, while accomplished vocalist offers spirit and charm by Tim CummingFriday, 25 January 2013 Halsall: a low, strong and lingering power Fronting her four piece band – pianist Peter Edwards and saxophonist Binker Golding among them – the young jazz/soul singer Zara McFarlane performs a...
A lovely piece on Matthew Halsall from writer Robert Ryan

A lovely piece on Matthew Halsall from writer Robert Ryan

  Robert Ryan  A MODAL CITIZEN It was broadcaster Robert Elms who first told me about Matthew Halsall’s music. ‘Mancunian Modal’ he called it and it was a fair description – on Colour Yes, the first album I picked up (and have hardly put down since), the young trumpeter channels the sounds and ethos of Kind...
Matthew Halsall: Fletcher Moss Park - Guardian Review

Matthew Halsall: Fletcher Moss Park – Guardian Review

   
Matthew Halsall: Fletcher Moss Park - The Jazz Mann Review

Matthew Halsall: Fletcher Moss Park – The Jazz Mann Review

REVIEW Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Reviewed by: Ian Mann 4 out of 5  ”His most individual and personalised album to date – and arguably his best.” Matthew Halsall “Fletcher Moss Park” (Gondwana Records GONCD007) “Fletcher Moss Park” represents Manchester based trumpeter and composer Halsall’s fourth album exploring the musical legacy of Miles Davis’ modal (“Kind...