Matthew Halsall – Salute to the Sun (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 57:18 minutes | 1 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Gondwana Records
Trumpeter and composer Matthew Halsall is an inspirational figure on the British scene, as a musician and as the founder of the successful Gondwana Records label. Based in the northern city of Manchester, two hundred miles and a lifestyle away from London, Halsall debuted in 2008 with Sending My Love, on which he unveiled his distinctive spiritual-jazz take on the less-is-more modalism and lustrous sound of Miles Davis circa Kind Of Blue (Columbia, 1959). Since then, Halsall’s bands have accelerated the emergence of some of the north of England’s most striking musicians, including reed players Nat Birchall and Chip Wickham, pianist Adam Fairhall and harpist Rachael Gladwin.