Matthew Halsall has released a beautiful piece of spiritual jazz music. Opening with an alluring mix of piano and percussion before hypnotic flute, enchanting harp strings and ambient electronics join in the fun. The track seems to glide along a river of deep bass lines, subtle drums and intricately crafted trumpet notes, weaving their way throughout.
To create something uniquely his own, Halsall draws upon the heritage of British jazz, the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, and world music and electronica influences.
It’s a continuation of the exciting new sound from Halsall that we first heard on Salute to The Sun in 2020, and we’re eager to hear more.
‘The Temple Within’ is taken from Halsall’s upcoming EP of the same name, which is due on August 26th via his Gondwana Records.
The Temple Within releases on August 26th on vinyl, CD, and digital download.