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Matthew Halsall Fletcher Moss Park

Matthew Halsall - Fletcher Moss Park - out on Gondwana Records


"To me, spiritual jazz is soulful, honest music that brings together instruments, musicians and influences from all over the world. It often has a mystical, Eastern feel to it that’s quite magical, meditative and dreamy", said trumpeter Matt Halsall in the interview we did in March. You won't find a better definition for Matt's new album, Fletcher Moss Park. Named after one of...

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Matthew Halsall and Nat Birchall Modal Gondwana

Matthew Halsall and Nat Birchall - Modal Gondwana


This mix is an absolute bliss when night comes. If you are in jazz - and especially modal jazz - Alice/John Coltrane, Sun Ra and Pharoah Sanders' legacy, you can't be unaware of trumpeter Matthew Halsall and saxophonist Nat Birchall. In four years only they've released three albums each (separately but playing on each other's albums) through Matt's independant own label Gondwana records, building...

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Matt Halsall and Nat Birchall

Interview with Matthew Halsall and Nat Birchall (Gondwana Records)


Matthew Halsall & Nat Birchall (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau, for Paris DJs - March 2012) Nat Birchall: sax. Matthew Halsall: trumpet. Two men from the Manchester’s area brought together by a sole passion for modal jazz and a constant quest for Beauty. A unique friendship that goes beyond age gap and the kind of story that only happens in art or music. Imagine this, Nat celebrates 30 years...

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Matthew Halsall and Nat Birchall

Entretien avec Matthew Halsall et Nat Birchall (Gondwana Records)


Matthew Halsall & Nat Birchall (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau, for Paris DJs - March 2012) Nat Birchall, saxophone. Matthew Halsall, trompette. Deux amis réunis par une seule et même passion pour le jazz modal, et une quête de la Beauté. Une amitié unique qui dépasse la différence d'âge, et le genre d'histoire qui n'arrive que dans l'art ou la musique. Nat joue du sax depuis plus de trente...

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Nat Birchall Sacred Dimension

Nat Birchall - Sacred Dimension - out on Gondwana Records


Nat Birchall - Sacred Dimension (CD/LP/Digital) Gondwana Records, 2011-11-28 If you are a spiritual jazz amateur and you've never heard about Nat Birchall, well you should be happy to discover this understated but essential saxophonist. Nat lives in the hills region near Manchester, England, and he's been playing sax for 30 years, being a fine reggae musician in the beginning, then moving to the...

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