When the World Was One by Matthew Halsall on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

A bright light on the British jazz scene, trumpeter/bandleader/DJ Matthew Halsall has turned a lot of heads since his 2008 debut. On his fifth album, he’s writing and arranging for a large pool of players (including Cinematic Orchestra drummer Luke Flowers, flautist Lisa Mallett and harpist Rachael Gladwin). Here he looks back to the early ‘60s music created by John Coltrane and his compatriots on Impulse! Records. Even so, Halsall has his own voice here, just as his illustrious idols did then: it’s soulful, wide-open and aspirational.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A bright light on the British jazz scene, trumpeter/bandleader/DJ Matthew Halsall has turned a lot of heads since his 2008 debut. On his fifth album, he’s writing and arranging for a large pool of players (including Cinematic Orchestra drummer Luke Flowers, flautist Lisa Mallett and harpist Rachael Gladwin). Here he looks back to the early ‘60s music created by John Coltrane and his compatriots on Impulse! Records. Even so, Halsall has his own voice here, just as his illustrious idols did then: it’s soulful, wide-open and aspirational.

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About Matthew Halsall

A MOBO-nominated trumpeter, composer, and leader born and based in Manchester, England, Matthew Halsall draws from modal and spiritual jazz, inspired by Alice and John Coltrane and Miles Davis, among many others. Additionally, he's a DJ with interests that range from classic jazz to contemporary experimental electronic music. His first album as a leader, 2008's Sending My Love, was the first release on Manchester's Gondwana label. From that point, he continued to record for the label at a steady rate, including the albums Colour Yes (2009), the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Award-winning On the Go (2011), and Fletcher Moss Park (2012). In 2014, his composition "The Games We Played" appeared on vocalist Zara McFarlane's If You Knew Her. Halsall also contributed trumpet and effects to two cuts on Mr. Scruff's Friendly Bacteria. Later in the year, with support from the eight-member Gondwana Orchestra, he released his fifth album, When the World Was One. ~ Andy Kellman

  • ORIGIN
    Manchester, England
  • BORN
    Sep 11, 1983

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