As much as the mention of Futuristica’s Jazz Chronicle’s session in the Guardian’s Guide on Saturday as their ‘Pick of the Week’ was appreciated, they missed out that Manchester’s finest Matthew Halsall was a special guest DJ!
Continue reading Matthew Halsall – Spiritual Surfing at 60MPC 03/02/11
When I first heard about this one, I admit that I was a little excited and the combination of Lloyd Miller and The Heliocentrics is just that, excitement.
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Saxophonist Nat Birchall’s excellent new album follows a similar path, both in style and execution, to Matthew Halsall’s Colours Yes . Not a surprise as Halsall both co-produces and plays on this album which is on his label Gondwana
Continue reading Guiding Spirit – Nat Birchall
Gondwana is my jazz label discovery of this year. A brand new independent label hailing from Manchester they have just released their second album, a spiritual jazz opus from little known sax stalwart Nat Birchall
Continue reading Nat Birchall – Akhenaten