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Matthew Halsall performs his album, Salute to the Sun, in it’s entirety from the beautiful Hallé St Peters church in Manchester, UK, all in aid of Mind, the mental health charity

A trumpeter whose unflashy, soulful playing radiates a thoughtful beauty and a composer and band-leader, Halsall, 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.

Salute to the Sun is his first album as a leader since Into Forever (2015) and marks the debut of his new band. A hand-picked ensemble featuring some of Manchester’s finest young musicians. The album draws inspiration from themes and ideas that have inspired Halsall through the years (on albums such as Oneness, Fletcher Moss Park and When the World Was One) ideas of ecology, the environment and harmony with nature.

Shot in beautiful black and white, this live concert film offers an exclusive chance to see the album performed in it’s entirety with all profits going to Mind.

“Oneness and togetherness are important to me as an artist and as a person. And this has been a hard year for many people globally. It felt right to get together with so many of my regular collaborators and try to create something special to share with you all. It also felt right that we should donate all the profits to charity and we felt that with everyone so impacted by the effects of Covid-19, and the resulting lockdowns, that we would like to support the mental health charity Mind”

As well as the opportunity to buy tickets for the concert film we are offering two exclusive VIP packages including a signed Salute To The Sun large art-print poster created in collaboration with Ian Anderson of The Designers Republic and an exclusive set of ten event postcards designed by Daniel Halsall and featuring photographs from Emily Dennison.

Salute to the Sun: A Concert Film In Aid of Mind was directed & produced by Luca Rudlin and Rich Williams for Staring People. Mixed by George Atkins at 80 Hertz Studios. Lighting by Lewis Howell and photography by Emily Dennison. With thanks to Hallé St Peters.

Presented by Gondwana Records.

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