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Gondwana Records is an independent record label based primarily in Manchester, England. Founded in 2008 by Matthew Halsall to shine a light on the talent Matthew heard in the local clubs, Gondwana has now grown into a truly international record label with offices in Berlin, London and Manchester and working with artists from America, Australia, Belgium, England and Poland.
The label has released music by Allysha Joy, Caoilfhionn Rose, Dwight Trible, GoGo Penguin, Hania Rani, John Ellis, Mammal Hands, Matthew Halsall, Noya Rao, Phil France, Portico Quartet, STUFF. and Sunda Arc.

Matthew Halsall

‘Salute to the Sun’ (Gondwana Records) LP

Catalog: GONDCD039 / GONDLP039 – CD//2LP//DL
Release Date: 20/11/20

Composer, trumpeter, producer, DJ and founder of Gondwana Records, Matthew Halsall has always worn many hats. But at the heart of everything that he does Halsall is first and foremost an artist and a musician. A trumpeter whose unflashy, soulful playing radiates a thoughtful beauty and a composer and band-leader who has created his own rich sound world. A sound that draws on the heritage of British jazz, the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, as well as 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.

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