Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra
languid and soulful compositions from the Manchester-based trumpeter, composer, arranger and band-leader Matthew Halsall who 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.
'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. The result is arguably Halsall's finest record, asublime melding of stripped back soulful funk and deep, minimalist, spiritual jazz, that will take you on a journey.
- Only a Woman (feat. Josephine Oniyama)
- As I Walk (feat. Josephine Oniyama)
- Dawn Horizon
- Badder Weather (feat. Josephine Oniyama)
- These Goodbyes
- The Land Of
- Longshan Temple
- Into Forever (feat. Josephine Oniyama)
- Daan Park
- Jamais Vu (feat. Bryony Jarman-Pinto)