Matthew Halsall to release new LP

Matt Halsall When the World was one album artJazz trumpet player Matthew Halsall is to release latest album When The World Was One with the Gondwana Orchestra.

The Mancunian musician will release the new record on 16 June – it will be the recording debut of his larger ensemble featuring the likes of Nat Birchall, saxophone, Gavin Barras, bass and Rachael Gladwin, harp, pianist Taz Modi and Cinematic Orchestra drummer Luke Flowers.

A press release said: ‘His latest album When The World Was One is something of a companion piece to [previous release] Fletcher Moss Park (much of the music was written at the same time) but draws more explicitly on Halsall’s love of spiritual jazz and Eastern music as well as his own studies in meditation and travels in Japan.’

Check out our interview with Matt from last year.

The full list of upcoming tour dates around the release of the album is below;

29 May – Bristol St George’s – Bristol
15 June – Band on the Wall – Manchester (Gondwana Records Festival)
16 June – House Of St Barnabas Chapel – London
5 July – Love Supreme – Glynde Place, Sussex
21 July – Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club – London

Visit the Gondwana Records website to find out how to get tickets to the live shows.