Our first release is by 24 year old Mancunian jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, DJ and producer Matthew Halsall. Halsall picked up the trumpet at just 6 years old after being taken to a jazz gig by his parents. From the age of 13 Matt has toured the world playing in France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Holland, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Australia and America as well as doing extensive UK tours. He currently holds recidencies at Matt & Phreds Jazz Club in Manchester, Djangos Riff in Liverpool and The Hifi Club in Leeds.
His album has already received Gilles Peterson airplay and mad love on BBC Radio 1 Worldwide and this week Matt is recording a Freakzone live session at Maida Vale for Stuart Maconie’s show on BBC 6 Music to coincide with the album’s release. Other airplay includes Tom Robinson’s show’s on BBC 6 Music and Mike Chadwick’s show’s on Jazz FM.
“A real pleasant surprise of the last few weeks of picking up music. A beautiful 5-track album…you know I’m always happy when I can find some new jazz, something fresh, new players, new generations, holding the flame, keeping it alight…new music from Matthew Halsall from Manchester, album called Sending My Love… “– Gilles Peterson.
The album is set for a worldwide release on Gondwana Records on Monday 6th October 2008 and will be available from this website!!!