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Matthew Halsall - On The Go (Special Edition)
CD Album
£9.99
Digital
£7.99
2 x Vinyl LP
£20.99

Matthew Halsall

On The Go (Special Edition)

Gondwana Records

Released: 20th May 2016 | 9 track soul jazz album

Manchester based trumpeter, composer, arranger and band-leader Matthew Halsall is one of the rising stars of the UK jazz scene. His unique sound was brilliantly described as Rain-streaked spiritual jazz from Manchester by the Independent On Sunday and as a label-boss he has nurtured the careers of Mammal Hands and GoGo Penguin via his Gondwana Records imprint, while his own recordings have explored modal and spiritual jazz, string-laden minimalism and hard-bop. ON THE GO was Halsall's 2011 breakthrough disc, drawing inspiration from the late 60s hard-bop sounds of Max Roach and Art Blakey as well as the Strata-East and Black Jazz labels. it's Halsall's punchiest recording and won Jazz Album Of The Year at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards while the tracks Music For A Dancing Mind and Song For Charlie have proved amongst Halsall's most requested compositions.

 

Re-mixed and re-mastered at Gondwana's home from home, 80 Hertz studios in Manchester and reissued here due to popular demand, ON THE GO appears here in an extended format that adds three new tracks alongside the original album and appears on vinyl for the first time. Halsall explains the decision to reissue On The Go,

 

I have always loved this album, and when fans kept asking me for a vinyl version I decided to make a special edition release, so I remixed and remastered the whole album with George Atkins at 80 Hertz Studios and in the process decided to include three bonus tracks that were recorded around the same time and took inspiration from one of my favourite jazz records, Miles Davis's Lift To The Scaffold

"WINNER OF THE BEST JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2012"
Gilles Peterson, Worldwide Awards
"NOMINATED FOR BEST JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2011"
MOBO Awards
"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 music"
Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6
"An exciting British jazz artist"
Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
"Lovely record that deepens with every listen"
The Independent on Sunday
"“On The Go is a strikingly original and fiercely contemporary record – the product of a musician who openly acknowledges his influences but filters them through his own 21st century sensibility to create jazz that’s fresh but also, paradoxically, familiar and timeless”"
Mojo Magazine
"“On The Go is superb, a finely-crafted, emotionally and spiritually engaging work that stands comparison with anything the jazz world currently has to offer, and with plenty of the finest from the jazz world's past”"
All About Jazz
"“A very beautiful album with fantastic, thoughtful performances from all involved”"
Blues and Soul Magazine
"“This is cool retro jazz with buckets of contemporary invention and Northern soul”"
Metro Newspaper
"“A gem of an album from trumpeter Matthew Halsall – his third on the Gondawa label, and like all the others, a set that we'd easily rank right up there with the best 70s spiritual jazz on labels like Strata East or Black Jazz!”"
Dusty Groove