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Matthew Halpin

Veröffentlichung: 14.05.2021
Format: Audio CD
Katalognummer: FT012CD


1. To-do Today, To-do Dismay
2. Dancing With The Devil
3. Dog Day Afternoon
4. The Beach
5. Swings And Roundabouts
6. Sit Up And Shut Down
7. Awkward Handshakes
8. Pop Fiction
9. Treetown

10. Sigh For Sam
11. Sleep


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compositions & lyrics by Matthew Halpin

Matthew Halpin - tenor saxophone
Kit Downes - hammond organ
Hanno Busch - electric guitar
Sergio Martinez - percussion
Sean Carpio - drums

Veronika Morscher, Rebekka Salomea Ziegler, Laura Totenhagen - voices on “Sleep"

Recorded at Riverside Studios, Cologne
Engineered by Julian David
Mixed and mastered by Oliver Bergner

Cover Painting by Janet Cruise Halpin
Graphic design by Daniel F. Hirth


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Agreements is the debut release for Irish tenor saxophonist Matthew Halpin.
Graduated from Berklee College of Music as a presidential scholar in 2013 and
based in Cologne since 2015. For his debut album, Halpin has assembled a cast
made up of some of the most influential musicians he has encountered during his
times in Dublin, Boston and Germany.
The music is a selection of Halpin’s original compositions. Both the style of
composition and the atmosphere that the musicians collectively create, represent
the key values and philosophies of Halpin’s approach to music. These values in particular consist of interplay, reactiveness, openness, stability, humour, honesty, heart, multidimensionality and movement. The balance remains fluid between individual and group, composed and improvised, background and foreground. The result is an album that bobs and weaves, turns tight on hairpins and runs full throttle on the straights, simultaneously carrying the depth and weight of true artistic intent and a lightness and whimsy that will make your heart sing and your ears perk up.