Listening to… 🎧
We’re listening to Matthew Halsall, an English trumpeter and composer. Born and based in Manchester, Halsall took up trumpet in his early teens and got into turntable and sample culture through labels Warp and Ninja Tune.¹ Like Sven Wunder, Halsall orchestrates big band performances that convey smooth musicianship with a toned-down and meditative style. We’re first playing An Ever Changing View, his new record just out earlier this month. Then we’re playing Oneness from 2019, an hourlong record that plays a more Nala Sinephro-style harpy free jazz.