Matthew Halsall promo photo 3 banner crop black & white (2014)

Matthew Halsall is a Manchester based, DJ, 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.

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Discography

Matthew Halsall Sending My Love (CD, Album) GONDCD001 2008
Matthew Halsall Colour Yes (CD, Album) GONDCD003 2009
Matthew Halsall On The Go (CD, Album) GONDCD005 2010
Matthew Halsall Fletcher Moss Park (CD, Album) GONDCD007 2012
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra When The World Was One (CD, Album) GONDCD010 2014
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra When The World Was One (LP, Album) GONDLP010 2014
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra Journey In Satchidananda 12″ GOND012 2015
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra Into Forever GONDCD013 2015
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra Into Forever GONDLP013 2015

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Quotes:

“Trumpeter Halsall is one of the success stories of new British jazz” The Independent On Sunday

“Halsall’s trumpet sound is pure and his phrasing graceful” The Guardian

“A key figure in a nascent Mancuniana, creating bittersweet, gently-grooving, down-tempo soundtracks for the city’s rain-soaked rooftops.” BBC Music Online

Beautiful, spacious and spiritual music.” All About Jazz

A great trumpeter, I’m a big fan of his music” Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2

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Links:

Matthew Halsall Website
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