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On The Go (Special Edition)

by Matthew Halsall

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    1. Music For A Dancing Mind
    2. Song For Charlie
    3. The End Of Dukkha
    4. Samatha
    5. The Journey Home
    6. The Move
    7. Only You (Bonus Track)
    8. Singing Everyday (Bonus Track)
    9. Breathless (Bonus Track)

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 14 Matthew Halsall releases available on Bandcamp and save 30%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Changing Earth, The Temple Within, Salute to the Sun – Live at Hallé St. Peter's, Joyful Spirits of the Universe, Salute to the Sun, What The World Needs Now Is Love / Tryin' Times (ft Matthew Halsall), Colour Yes (Special Edition), Sending My Love (Special Edition), and 6 more. , and , .

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  • Special Edition Double Vinyl LP
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Samatha 09:16
The Move 05:33


We are very happy to announce, that due to popular demand, Matthew Halsall’s 2011 award-winning album, ON THE GO, is being issued for the first time on vinyl (2xLP), including three (never heard before) bonus tracks. The album has been specially remixed and remastered by Matthew Halsall and George Atkins at 80 Hertz. The release will be available on LP/CD/DL formats.

WINNER OF THE BEST JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards, 2012

Nominated Best Jazz Album MOBO Awards, 2011

"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

"An exciting British jazz artist" Jamie Cullum - BBC Radio 2

"Lovely record that deepens with every listen" The Independent on Sunday

“On The Go is a strikingly original and fiercely contemporary record – the product of a musician who openly acknowledges his influences but filters them through his own 21st century sensibility to create jazz that’s fresh but also, paradoxically, familiar and timeless” Mojo Magazine

“On The Go is superb, a finely-crafted, emotionally and spiritually engaging work that stands comparison with anything the jazz world currently has to offer, and with plenty of the finest from the jazz world's past” All About Jazz

“A very beautiful album with fantastic, thoughtful performances from all involved” Blues and Soul Magazine

“This is cool retro jazz with buckets of contemporary invention and Northern soul” Metro Newspaper

“A gem of an album from trumpeter Matthew Halsall – his third on the Gondawa label, and like all the others, a set that we'd easily rank right up there with the best 70s spiritual jazz on labels like Strata East or Black Jazz!” Dusty Groove

“Matthew’s easily the brightest star in UK jazz right now” Echoes Magazine

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This release was uploaded at 24 bit / 96 kHz for maximum fidelity and is available in FLAC, WAV, AIFF or MP3.


released May 20, 2016



Matthew Halsall trumpet, Nat Birchall saxophone, Adam Fairhall piano, Gavin Barras bass, Gaz Hughes drums and Rachael Gladwin harp (on track 4).

All tracks composed by Matthew Halsall. Recorded by Brendan Williams. Mixed & Mastered by George Atkins at 80 Hertz.

Photos by Simon Hunt. Graphic design by Daniel Halsall.


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Matthew Halsall Manchester, UK

A trumpeter whose unflashy, soulful playing radiates a thoughtful beauty, Halsall, has created his own rich sound world. A sound that draws on the heritage of British jazz, spiritual jazz, world music and electronica influences, and even modern art and architecture, to create something uniquely his own. A music that is rooted in Northern England but draws on global inspirations. ... more


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