MATTHEW HALSALL & THE GONDWANA ORCHESTRA - INTO FOREVER VINYL (LTD. ED. TRANSPARENT BLUE)
LIMITED EDITION TRANSPARENT BLUE VINYL
Release Date: 21st July 2023
Limited edition transparent blue vinyl re-issue. The follow up to 2014's sensational LP When The World Was One. Halsall and his label orchestra have produced another exquisite piece of contemporary jazz this time with the help of singer Josephine Oniyama which gives the record a beautiful soulful feel.
"Halsall draws on a diverse range of influences from Alice Coltrane, Dorothy Ashby, Phil Cohran and Leon Thomas to the more contemporary sounds of The Cinematic Orchestra, Max Richter and Nils Frahm to deliver his most complete recording to date. Arguably Halsall's finest record, asublime melding of stripped back soulful funk and deep, minimalist, spiritual jazz, that will take you on a journey deep into forever! Over the course of five albums, Manchester based trumpeter, composer, arranger and band-leader Matthew Halsall has carved out a niche for himself on the UK music scene as one of it's brightest talents. His languid, soulful music has won friends from Gilles Peterson to Mojo as well as an ever-growing international following. His new album Into Forever, puts the spotlight on Halsall the composer, arranger and producer. Into Forever features renowned Manchester based soul poet Josephine Oniyama and rising star vocalist Bryony Jarman-Pinto (Werkha) as well as regular collaborators, flautist Lisa Mallett, harpist Rachael Gladwin, koto player Keiko Kitamura, pianist Taz Modi, bassist Gavin Barras and drummer Luke Flowers (The Cinematic Orchestra) and two percussionists Sam Bell and Chris Cruiks."