Matthew Halsall and the Gondwana Orchestra at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

  • Wednesday | 28.10.15
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £14.00 Adva...

Matthew Halsall and The Gondwana Orchestra – Into Forever

  • Matthew Halsall Trumpet
  • Jordan Smart Saxophone
  • Amanda Whiting Harp
  • Taz Modi Piano
  • Gavin Barras Bass
  • Luke Flowers Drums

 Plus string quartet and special guest vocalist Josephine Oniyama.

“’Kind Of Blue’ meets The Cinematic Orchestra…saturated in a life-affirming glow ”. Time Out

“Meditative beauty” â˜…★★★★ The Times

Beautiful, spacious and spiritual music.” All About Jazz

A very special concert from acclaimed trumpeter, composer and bandleader Matthew Halsall and the remarkable Eastern-tinged, hard grooving Gondwana Orchestra. Featuring string quartet and very special guest vocalist Josephine Oniyama, expect an unforgettable night of soulful, string-laden and deeply spiritual jazz.

A great trumpeter, I’m a big fan of his music” Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2

Matthew Halsall is one of the brightest stars on the UK jazz scene. With five albums already under his belt, his languid, soulful and deeply expressive playing has won him a legion of fans with critical praise from everyone from Jamie Cullum and Gilles Peterson to Jazz FM, Mojo Magazine, The Guardian, BBC6 Music and many more. His last album When The World Was One was the iTunes jazz album of the year 2014.

Always pushing boundaries, Halsall’s music blends his love of the modal jazz of John and Alice Coltrane and Eastern music with evocative, rain-streaked visions from his hometown of Manchester. The result is a sublime spiritual jazz all of his own. His latest album Into Forever, takes the Halsall sound still further, influenced by contemporary electronica and the classic Cadet recordings of Dorothy Ashby and psychedelic soul arrangements of Charles Stepney (Rotary Connection, Minnie Ripperton, Terry Callier).

Performing material from the new album alongside highlights from his back catalogue, tonight’s show promises to be an evening of wonderful music in the company of some of the UK’s finest musicians. Advance booking strongly advised.

Unreservedly recommended’ All About Jazz

“Trumpeter Halsall is one of the success stories of new British jazz” The Independent On Sunday

“Halsall’s trumpet sound is pure and his phrasing graceful” The Guardian

A Music Net Tour

Presented by Band on the Wall & Root Music