Our Editor


Matthew Ruddick

Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Matthew Ruddick

Matthew Ruddick MATTHEW RUDDICK is the author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker. 

Over the last few years, he was a regular music critic for a variety of publications, including HK-listings magazine Beats, and the author of Music On The Move, a music column in Escape travel magazine. 

Born in England, Matthew has been living in Hong Kong for eight years, and works in the finance industry.

Saturday, 10 March 2018 18:12

Takeshi Asai – French Trio Volume 4

Japanese pianist returns with another fine live recording with his French trio.
Saturday, 03 March 2018 05:04

Wild Card - Life Stories

Life Stories is the strongest, most cohesive album to date by Clement Regert and Wild Card.
Saturday, 17 February 2018 01:00

Julia Biel – Julia Biel

Biel's soulful voice takes centre stage on her third album.
Monday, 05 February 2018 09:31

isq - 2nd February, Elgar Room, London

isq return to the London stage, and preview some songs from their forthcoming album.
Simone Craddock swings the Great British Songbook.
Friday, 29 December 2017 19:12

Ian Shaw – Shine Sister Shine

Ian Shaw returns with a delightful mix of well chosen covers and originals.
Sunday, 10 December 2017 04:07

Mammal Hands – Shadow Work

The Mammals continue to evolve.
Stacey Kent is a Grammy nominated, platinum-selling American jazz singer and recording artist. Kent was born in South Orange, New Jersey and attended Newark Academy in Livingston, New Jersey. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. She travelled to England after graduation to study music at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she met saxophonist Jim Tomlinson, whom she married in 1991. In 2017, Stacey recorded her twelfth solo album - and second for Sony - I Know I Dream: The Orchestral Sessions. It is her first album with orchestra, comprising 58 musicians, arrangements by Tommy Laurence, covering music from The Great American Songbook, French Chansons, songs from Edu Lobo and Antonio Carlos Jobim from Brazil, and further original songs from Jim Tomlinson with songwriting partners Kazuo Ishiguro and Cliff Goldmacher. 
Saturday, 04 November 2017 08:18

Gregory Porter – Nat King Cole And Me

Gregory Porter continues to drift away from the jazz and funk that made his name.
Saturday, 21 October 2017 17:27

Cecile McLorin Salvant - Dreams And Daggers

Stunning live set, with the added bonus of new studio recordings with a string quartet.
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