5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 18 April 2012
Had the good fortune to see Matthew support Portico Quartet at the Sage in Newcastle. He had Luke Flowers on drums, so I thought I'd check out his records as the set was too short to get a full idea of his talent. Well, I'm blooming glad I did because this is a totally brilliant CD. I then bought his other CD's and they're all as good. Gives Miles Davis a run for his money.
One day this lad is going to be included among the greats of jazz.
Take a tip - just buy it - you will not regret it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 August 2014
This is an essential record for any jazz music lover from a young writer / trumpet player accompanied by the Gondwana Orchestra.
Beautifully recorded ,this music has a hypnotic feel interwoven with standard jazz phrases hinting where the influence for each piece may of come from. Buy this now !
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 16 April 2013
Very talented trumpeter. Others have likened him to Miles Davis so it's a bit daft me repeating this but...... I'm relishing opportunities to see him perform live in small venues pending him being discovered. With regard to this album I find the track 'Samatha' utterly beautiful and haunting. Thank you Mathew, I'm so pleased I took a chance and bought On The Go.