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Matthew Halsall

Trumpeter, composer and record company director Matthew Halsall brings his meditative modal jazz to Kungsgatan 63 for an evening where both heart and soul and spirit get their due. Halsall’s music is inspired by the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders and Miles Davis, with trip hop influences in the footsteps of The Cinematic Orchestra.

With over fifteen years and eight studio albums as well as his own independent company Gondwana Records under the hood, Halsall has mailed out an uplifting, soulful music with a sound that confesses to the spiritual or spiritual jazz as we know it from the aforementioned Coltrane and Sanders in combination with more electronic references.

All about Jazz writes:  “A treat for the mind and the heart.” And the BBC’s Gilles Peterson is even more explicit: “If I could watch any jazz band in the UK, any, I would choose Matthew Halsall’s band, just love what he’s been doing over the last few years… It’s always high level , spiritual jazz.”

Halsall comes to Fasching with his studio band performing music from the latest album An Ever Changing View in combination with Halsall’s rich catalogue.

Mathew Halsall – trumpet,
Matt Cliffe – saxophone, flute,
Alice Roberts – harp,
Jasper Green – piano
Gavin Barras – bass
Alan Taylor – drums
Sam Bell – percussion