Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra
Matthew Halsall and The Gondwana Orchestra – Into Forever
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.
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.
Date of event:2nd October 2015
8pm £14/£16 otd