Matthew halsall

Sound Effect: Mammal Hands

Welcome to this week's playlist, curated by the brilliantly named Mammal Hands. Dig into an eclectic selection from the jazz trio including The Band, Polar Bear and John Coltrane...

30 seconds interview: Mammal Hands

We spend 30 seconds with Mammal Hands, a nimble trio whose musical dexterity reveals a brilliant grasp of jazz, electronic and cinematic soundscapes.

Playlist: Matthew Halsall

This week we asked Mancunian trumpeter Matthew Halsall to compile a playlist for us and, perhaps unsurprisingly, were bowled over by his eclecticism. His top pick of tunes old and new include Steve Reich, Aphex Twin, Yann Tiersen, Miles Davies, Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock and The Cinematic Orchestra. So plug in and get yourself sorted for a mega 53-song selection – the perfect soundtrack for a summer barbeque…

Interview: Matthew Halsall

Mancunian musician Matt Halsall is an accomplish trumpet player who draws on a combined love of Ninja Tunes and John Coltrane to inform his music. M quizzed him on songwriting, recording and the health of the UK’s jazz scene…

30 Seconds interview: GoGo Penguin

GoGo Penguin are a Mancunian jazz three piece with a reputation for making ambitious and adventurous music. Giles Peterson is a fan with their debut Fanfares nominated for best jazz album at the Worldwide Awards. M spends 30 Seconds with them to find out why they started writing music and where they look for musical inspiration...