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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, 03 October 2020 16:30

John Helliwell - Ever Open Door

Supertramp saxophone and clarinet man delivers a chamber jazz album.
Saturday, 26 September 2020 17:30

Baldych, Courtois and Telderman - Clouds

Dutch pianist, Telderman, teams up with Polish violinist and French cellist for their ACT debut.
Saturday, 19 September 2020 16:26

Mark Wade - Songs From Isolation

Bass player delivers a solo album, plus accompanying videos, from a quiet NYC.
Sunday, 13 September 2020 09:13

Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto

Live Monk from 1968 is a genuine find, a delight from start to finish.
Friday, 11 September 2020 17:31

Andrew McCormack - Solo

McCormack's short story masterclass.
Friday, 21 August 2020 18:10

Dominic Ingham - Role Models

Impressive solo debut from Bonsai violinist, Ingham.
Late night stories from Jo Harrop and Jamie McCredie.
Experimental pianist blends jazz, electronica and prog on Configuration.
Music that transcends borders from Costello's multinational quartet.
Saturday, 18 April 2020 18:08

Jazz Sabbath - Jazz Sabbath

Black Sabbath, trio style. Alas, no room for Digital Bitch.

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