Fletcher Moss Park

A 7 track soul jazz album (39m 49s) — released October 15th 2012 on Gondwana Records

A welcome vinyl issue for Matthew Halsall's 2012 masterpiece, Fletcher Moss Park, specially re-mastered for this limited edition release.

Released to critical acclaim and arguably Halsall's most complete recording Fletcher Moss Park is inspired by one of Manchester's most beautiful places. A rambling, multi-tiered park of walkways and dreamy gardens that offers the contemplative Halsall a place of peace and respite from the city, a meditative space to think and write in. The stillness and beauty of the surroundings have steeped into his beautiful compositions for this album. Elegant and sincere, Halsall's compositions draw on his love of spiritual jazz, modern dance music and favour an earthy honestly and direct communication over tricksy arrangements and it is this deceptively simple openness that gives his music such a unique flavor.

Featuring saxophonist Nat Birchall, harpist Rachael Gladwin, pianist Adam Fairhall & Taz Modi, bassist Gavin Barras and drummers Gaz Hughes & Luke Flowers plus a string quartet.

“One of my favourite bands, wonderful work” - Gilles Peterson BBC Radio 6 Music

“Another great album from Matthew Halsall” - Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2

Trumpeter Halsall is one of the success stories of new British Jazz - Phil Johnson The Independent

With Fletcher Moss Park, Halsall has nailed a compelling musical identity of his own. - Daniel Spicer BBC Music

Halsall's heartfelt tribute to Manchester's Fletcher Moss Park, an important personal retreat from his city's turbulence.. - John Fordham The Guardian

beautiful, spacious and spiritual music. - Bruce Lindsay All About Jazz

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