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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.

Friday, 20 May 2022 18:52

Takeshi Asai Trio: Vol VI

Fantastic collection of new short stories from a master storyteller.
Vocalist, harpist and composer Tara Minton has recently released her brilliant album Two For The Road with bassist Ed Babar and is busy touring the world and soaking in some incredible reviews. Based in London, she is currently in her hometown Melbourne, Australia preparing for some exciting performances and it was a great pleasure to catch up with her while she was there. Interview by Fiona Ross.
Thursday, 14 April 2022 17:16

James Kitchman - First Quartet

Elana Shapiro reviews guitarist James Kitchman's excellent new album.
Friday, 01 April 2022 22:05

Omar and QCBA - Live at Last

Nothing like this, says Elana Shapiro.
Brandon Allen doesn't mess with Mr. T.
Personal insights into the life of Danish free jazz saxophonist John Tchicai.
Saturday, 05 March 2022 21:06

Mark Wade Trio - True Stories

Excellent True Stories from Mark Wade and his Trio.
Tuesday, 15 February 2022 12:04

Wendy Kirkland – Latin Lowdown Live

Latin Lockdown set free at last
Harp and bass duo delight on Two For The Road.
Saturday, 15 January 2022 21:30

Various Artists - British Standard Time

The Great British Songbook, by some great British artists.
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