Matthew Halsall – Colour Yes

Label:
Gondwana Records
Art.No.:
0453019
Cat.No.:
GONDLP003SE

Released:
08.11.2019
First Date:
2009
Cover:
Picture
Format:
2LP
Pressing:
UK - Original
State:
New
Vinyl:
Cover:
Genre:
Jazz + Black Grooves
Tags:
the greg foat group, kamasi washington, finn peters, alice coltrane
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Matthew Halsall - Colour Yes
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Remixed and remastered with bonus material and released on vinyl for the first time.

Deluxe 2LP editions with artwork re-imagined by Ian Anderson of The Designers Republic.

"If I could watch any jazz band in the UK, any, I would choose Matthew Halsall's band, just love what he's been doing over the last few years... It's always high level, spiritual jazz music" Gilles Peterson BBC Radio 1

Matthew Halsall (born September 11, 1983, in Manchester, England) is a Worldwide Award winning and MOBO nominated trumpeter, composer, producer and DJ. Since 2008, Matthew has released seven critically acclaimed studio recordings and has been a key figure in the rise of a new jazz sound in the UK. In addition to his own releases Halsall has collaborated with many DJs and producers, most notably DJ Shadow and Mr. Scruff, and in 2013 Matthew's music was selected by Bonobo for his Late Night Tales compilation. Halsall is also the founder of Gondwana Records, a genre bending independent record label featuring a wealth defining albums by the likes of Portico Quartet, GoGo Penguin, Hania Rani and Mammal Hands. His own rich music draws on the spiritual-jazz of Alice Coltrane and Phaorah Sanders, contemporary electronica and dance music alongside his travels in Japan, the traditional art and music of which, has left a lasting impression on his compositions.

Sending My Love (2008) and Colour Yes (2009) were his first releases and document Halsall's first great bands featuring the likes of flautist Chip Wickham, saxophonist Nat Birchall, harpist Rachael Gladwin, bassist Gavin Barras and drummer Gaz Hughes. Joyful, life-enhancing albums, drawing on UK jazz and spiritual jazz influences but with a decidedly modern bounce, they introduced Halsall's music to the world gathering support from the likes of Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum, Mojo, Straight No Chaser and beyond. But Halsall was never completely happy with how the records were presented and as part of Gondwana Records 10th anniversary decided to revisit the recordings, meticulously remixing and remastering them for vinyl and commissioning new artwork from Ian Anderson, one of his favourite designers. These then are the definitive editions of the records. Sending My Love comes complete with the beautiful bonus track This Time, while Colour Yes features the equally striking It's What We Do and Ai.

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TitleFeaturingProducingTime
A1. Colour YesMatthew Hal...08:40
A2. TogetherMatthew Hal...11:09
A3. I've Found JoyMatthew Hal...05:37
A4. MuditaMatthew Hal...05:22
B1. Me And YouMatthew Hal...06:43
C1. I've Been Here BeforeMatthew Hal...13:09
D1. It's What We Do (Bonus Track)Matthew Hal...07:43
D2. Ai (Bonus Track)Matthew Hal...
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