Matthew Halsall

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Matthew Halsall
Born (1983-09-11) 11 September 1983 (age 36)
OriginManchester, United Kingdom
LabelsGondwana Records

Matthew Halsall is a Manchester-based jazz musician, composer, producer and founder of the independent jazz label Gondwana Records.[1][2]


Matthew Halsall first album was Sending My Love in 2008, that was also the first release of his label Gondwana Records, followed by Colour Yes in 2009. The success came with his third album On the Go in 2011, awarded with the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Winners Award,[3] and nominate as best jazz act in the 2011 MOBO Awards.[4][5]

In 2012 the fourth album Fletcher Moss Park was released,[6] and in 2014 he released his fifth album When the World Was One with the eight-member group Gondwana Orchestra.[7][8] This album was awarded as iTunes Jazz Album of the Year 2014.[9]

In 2015 Into Forever and a remix of On the Go in 2016.[10] were released.

Latest release in 2019 is Oneness.

Music style[edit]

Matthew Halsall's music is inspired by the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders and Miles Davis, with trip hop influences following the road opened up by The Cinematic Orchestra.[11]



  • 2008: Sending My Love (Matthew Halsall)
  • 2009: Colour Yes (Matthew Halsall)
  • 2011: On the Go (Matthew Halsall)
  • 2012: Fletcher Moss Park (Matthew Halsall)
  • 2014: When the World Was One (Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra)
  • 2015: Into Forever (Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra)
  • 2019: Oneness


  • 2015: Journey in Satchidananda / Blue Nile


  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  2. ^ "MATTHEW HALSALL". Gondwana Records. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  3. ^ Pickup, Oliver. "GILLES PETERSON'S WORLDWIDE AWARDS". Mixmag. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  4. ^ SOFI. "Matthew Halsall Blows His Trumpet". Properganda Online. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  5. ^ "MOBO Awards 2011 nominations". Independent. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  6. ^ Mann, Ian. "Fletcher Moss Park – Matthew Halsall". Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra: When The World Was One". All about jazz. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  8. ^ Fordham, John. "Matthew Halsall & the Gondwana Orchestra: When the World Was One review – jazz looks far east". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  9. ^ "iTunes Jazz Album of the Year 2014 for Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra". Gondwana Records. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Matthew Halsall". All about jazz. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  11. ^ Spicer, Daniel. "Matthew Halsall on the Go Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 2 June 2019.

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