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.

Extraordinary tenor saxophone and harp duo recording
Friday, 12 April 2024 16:57

Hannah Horton - Live In Soho

Excellent live recording by Hannah Horton and her quartet.
Friday, 15 March 2024 17:40

John Surman - Words Unspoken

John Surman's new quartet features the amazing Rob Luft on guitar.
Remarkable live album given a new lease of life.
Saturday, 17 February 2024 19:51

The GAB Trio - The GAB Album

Wild Card guitarist Clement Regert teams up with fellow guitarist Gianluca Corona and percussionist Steve Taylor for a visit to Brazil.
Fascinating, but for collectors and completists only.
Saturday, 23 September 2023 18:49

Matthew Halsall – An Ever Changing View

Finding beauty close to home.
Saturday, 09 September 2023 01:43

Ian Shaw - Greek Street Friday

Ian's first new album since 2019 has a more autobiographical feel.
Friday, 07 July 2023 16:05

Zoe Francis - Somewhere In The Night

Zoe Francis delivers a cool take on some of Blue Note classics.
A jazzy guide to modern life.
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