Manchester based trumpeter, composer, arranger and band-leader Matthew Halsall’s unique sound was brilliantly described as “Rain-streaked spiritual jazz from Manchester” by the Independent On Sunday and tonight’s very special show features the home town debut of his latest project, The Gondwana Orchestra: Featuring Matthew Halsall on trumpet, Jordan Smart – saxophones, Lisa Mallett – Flute, Rachael Gladwin – Harp, Taz Modi – Piano, Gavin Barras – Double Bass and Luke Flowers – Drums.
They’ll be playing music from their forthcoming album When The World Was One featuring deep, soulful, modal jazz drawing on the legacy of Alice Coltrane and influenced by Halsall’s love of Eastern music and spiritual jazz. “Grooving through time on the spiritual sunship.” Mojo Magazine “’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
When The World Was One is released 16th June.
The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.
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