Matthew Halsall is a Manchester-based jazz musician, composer, producer, also known as the founder of the label Gondwana Records (Portico Quartet, Hania Rani, Mammal Hands). Salute to the Sun is the new album which is out now via his own label. According to the press release, it’s his first album as a leader since Into Forever (2015) and marks the debut of his new band. A hand-picked ensemble featuring some of Manchester’s finest young musicians: Matt Cliffe flute & saxophone, Maddie Herbert harp, Liviu Gheorghe piano, Alan Taylor drums and Jack McCarthy percussion as well as long-time Halsall collaborator, bassist, Gavin Barras who has been at the heart of Halsall’s bands for over a decade.
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