Song of the Day: Matthew Halsall – Salute to the Sun – Live at Hallé St Peter’s
Mancunian trumpeter & composer Matthew Halsall released a composition Salute to the Sun in a new live version from his forthcoming album Live at Hallé St Peter's.
Released in November 2020, Matthew’s Halsall’s Salute to the Sun was the trumpeter’s first album since 2015’s Into Forever and marked the debut of his new band. A hand-picked ensemble featuring some of Manchester’s finest young musicians. The album drew it’s energy from the band’s weekly sessions and was inspired by Halsall’s love of nature. Lush and spiritual it received universal praise, but Halsall and his band were frustrated that they were unable to share their beautiful new sound live with an audience.
Salute to the Sun: Live at Hallé St Peter’s documents a very special concert recorded at the iconic Manchester venue during lockdown. On November 25th 2020, Halsall took his band into the iconic Manchester venue, Hallé St Peter’s, for a concert recording in aid of the charity Mind, that was streamed on January 21st 2021 to a global audience in the thousands. The concert was also recorded for posterity.
Listen to Matthew Halsall composition Salute to the Sun in a new live version from his forthcoming album Live at Hallé St Peter's:
When we recorded Salute to the Sun, I wanted to create something playful but also quite earthy and organic that connected to the sounds in nature. It seemed to strike a chord with people and I was blown away by the response to the album. Our concert film, recorded at the height of last winter’s lockdown was a special moment for us all and I feel that the concert recording captured something beautiful that we wanted to share, Matthew says.
Watch below Matthew Halsall composition Salute to the Sun in a new live version from his forthcoming album Live at Hallé St Peter's:
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