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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.

Saturday, 11 October 2014 18:19

Lars Danielsson - Liberetto II

Exquisite new recording from the fine Swedish bass player
Jungr's dark yet intimate exploration of protest through the years results in a quite magical evening
Sunday, 28 September 2014 09:34

Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga - Cheek To Cheek

More jazz-pop than art-pop
Sunday, 14 September 2014 04:45

Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra - Shrimp Tale

Big band jazz finds a fresh new voice, with an Asian twist
Sunday, 31 August 2014 01:08

Dr John - Ske-Dat-De-Dat

Look out old Mac is back
Sunday, 17 August 2014 09:37

Barb Jungr - Hard Rain

 English singer searches for that space in between Dylan and Cohen songs
  Corea and Jarrett join Miles at the Fillmore in June 1970
 Goodbye from one of the greats, Charlie Haden
Saturday, 09 November 2013 14:34

Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio 2

  Jazz purists may complain that the tight R'n'B grooves leave little room for improvisation; but this is not meant to be pure jazz - it's Black Radio
Sunday, 03 November 2013 02:01

Aaron Parks - Arborescence

  Aaron Parks returns to nature and delivers a magnificent solo piano album

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