‘Kind Of Blue’ meets The Cinematic Orchestra With hypnotic grooves, and a meditative slow-build to his solos, Halsall’s music is saturated in a life-affirming glow. Time Out
Rain-streaked spiritual jazz from Manchester. The Independent on Sunday
Grooving through time on the spiritual sunship. Mojo Magazine
If you like dreamy groovers with drifting melodies, youll love this. BBC Music Magazine
Manchester based trumpeter Matthew Halsall is one of the UKs 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, and has won him fans from Gilles Peterson and Radio 3s Late Junction to MOJO and BBC Music Magazine and even BBC 6 Music.
His superlative band, features some of Manchesters finest musicians including wonderful saxophonist Nat Birchall, rising star pianist Taz Modi, bassist Gavin Barras and Cinematic Orchestra drummer Luke Flowers. The addition of Rachael Gladwins harp brings a sense of liquidity to the modal explorations, and Halsall’s own beautiful playing lingers long after the music ends.
30th June 2013
City Hall, Recital Room - Glasgow Jazz Festival, Glasgow (UK)
1st August 2013
Band On The Wall, Manchester (UK)
5th September 2013
Dimensions Festival, Pula (Croatia)
28th September 2013
Scarborough Jazz Festival, Scarborough (UK)
25th October 2013
Calstock Jazz and Blues Festival, Calsttock (UK)