Payweek Picks: Matthew Halsall

July 24, 2014

If you're a fan of jazz, you'll be a fan of this man, without a doubt. Matthew Halsall is a UK-based trumpeter, band-leader and DJ renowned as an up-and-coming star in the UK jazz scene. I've listened to each of his albums and I have to say that I am floored by his talent and that of the musicians he collaborates with. He brings lush, modern sound to a style reminiscent of what you've experienced on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. The best thing you can do is just give him a listen. Chances are you'll end up picking up several of his albums. His latest, Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - When the World Was One is especially good. On the Go has also really grown on me.

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