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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, 08 December 2018 21:20

Lars Danielsson and Paolo Fresu – Summerwind

Delightful duo album by two of Europe's finest.
Heartfelt and engaging tribute to Chet, shining a light on some of the lesser-known aspects of his long career.
Adventurous collaboration from acid jazz trio.
Rather than publish a CD review today, Kind Of Jazz is publishing an old interview - from 2007 - with the late trumpet player, Roy Hargrove. A giant of a player, he was an important influence of a generation of jazz and R'n'B stars, and will be greatly missed.
Engaging biography of innovative US jazz singer, Mark Murphy.
Saturday, 11 August 2018 18:20

Chet Baker - Live In London Volume II

Second volume of superb live recording from London's Canteen in 1983.
Saturday, 28 July 2018 18:50

Polka - Wojtek Mazolewski

Punk jazz poetry.
Saturday, 30 June 2018 15:53

John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once

Fascinating studio recording unearthed after 54 years.
Saturday, 30 June 2018 00:14

Alan Braufman – Valley Of Search

Reissue of saxophonist Braufman's long-lost loft recording from 1975.
Saturday, 23 June 2018 17:53

Esbjörn Svensson Trio - Live In London

Stunning live recording from London's Barbican Centre shows European trio at the peak of their powers.

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