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Matthew Halsall

Matthew Halsall

Founder of Gondwana Records
Matthew Halsall
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Intro Founder of Gondwana Records
Is Musician
From United Kingdom
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 11 September 1983, Manchester, United Kingdom
Age 37 years
Star sign Virgo
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Biography

Matthew Halsall is a Manchester-based jazz musician, composer, producer and founder of the independent jazz label Gondwana Records.

Biography

Matthew Halsall first album was Sending My Love in 2008, that was also the first release of his label Gondwana Records, followed by Colour Yes in 2009. The success came with his third album On the Go in 2011, awarded with the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Winners Award, and nominate as best jazz act in the 2011 MOBO Awards.

In 2012 the forth album Fletcher Moss Park was released, and in 2014 he released his fifth album When the World Was One with the eight-member group Gondwana Orchestra. This album was awarded as iTunes Jazz Album of the Year 2014.

In 2015 Into Forever and a remix of On the Go in 2016. were released.

Latest release in 2019 is Oneness.

Music style

Matthew Halsall's music is inspired by the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders and Miles Davis, with trip hop influences following the road opened up by The Cinematic Orchestra.

Discography

Albums

  • 2008: Sending My Love (Matthew Halsall)
  • 2009: Colour Yes (Matthew Halsall)
  • 2011: On the Go (Matthew Halsall)
  • 2012: Fletcher Moss Park (Matthew Halsall)
  • 2014: When the World Was One (Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra)
  • 2015: Into Forever (Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra)
  • 2019: Oneness

Single

  • 2015: Journey in Satchidananda / Blue Nile
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https://www.allmusic.com/artist/matthew-halsall-mn0001072783/biography
http://www.gondwanarecords.com/artists/matthew-halsall
https://web.archive.org/web/20120216011205/http://www.mixmag.net:80/words/features/gilles-petersons-worldwide-awards-
https://web.archive.org/web/20160306225839/http://www.propergandaonline.com/matthew-halsall-blows-his-trumpet/
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/mobo-awards-2011-nominations-2346977.html
http://www.thejazzmann.com/reviews/review/fletcher-moss-park/
https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/matthew-halsall-and-the-gondwana-orchestra-when-the-world-was-one-matthew-halsall
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/29/matthew-halsall-gondwana-orchestra-when-the-world-was-one-review
http://www.gondwanarecords.com/itunesjazzalbumoftheyear2014
https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/index_new.php?url=matthewhalsall
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/886m/
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