Matt is one of the brightest stars on the UK jazz scene. With 5 albums already under his belt, his languid, soulful and deeply expressive playing has won him a legion of fans with critical praise from everyone from Jamie Cullum to Gilles Peterson and many more. His last album When The World Was One was the iTunes jazz album of the year 2014.
Always pushing boundaries, Halsall’s music blends his love of the modal jazz of John and Alice Coltrane and Eastern music, with rain-streaked visions from his hometown of Manchester. The result is a sublime and sultry Spiritual jazz all of his own. His latest album Into Forever, takes the Halsall sound still further, influenced by contemporary electronica and the classic Cadet recordings of Dorothy Ashby and Psychedelic-Soul arrangements of Charles Stepney (Rotary Connection, Minnie Ripperton, Terry Callier).
“Beautiful, spacious and spiritual music.”
All About Jazz