Manchester based trumpeter, composer, arranger and band-leader Matthew Halsall is one of the rising stars of European Jazz. His eastern-influenced sound draws on the modal jazz of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane alongside contemporary dance musicand his uniquely life-affirming music has been championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge.
His latest project finds him working with legendary LA vocalist Dwight Trible whose deeply soulful voice has seen him compared to the likes of Leon Thomas and Andy Bey and who brings a vibrant energy to everything he sings. Expect deep spiritual jazz, funky soul-jazz classics and beautiful ballads from John Coltrane and Nina Simone to Donny Hathaway and beyond as heard on their forthcoming Gondwana Records release, Inspiration.
Flagey, UNESCO – International Jazz Day
Album presentation : Inspiration (2017, Gondwana Records)
Matthew Halsall, trumpet, dir.
Dwight Trible, vocals
Chip Wickham, saxophone, flute
Taz Modi, piano
Gavin Barras, double bass
Jon Scott, drums