If jazz is meant to move boundaries and offer “newness”, then self-proclaimed “alternative jazz alchemist”, MATT VON RODERICK fits the bill. Roderick is a jazz trumpeter with a penchant for rapping and rock and his debut album, ‘Hero’s Journey’ fuses those three elements into what he describes as “larger than life tales of burning love, spiritual hunger, raucous rebellion and realizing dreams”.

Featuring eerie trumpet, otherworldly rapping, gurgling synths and kinetic beats, the 12 tracker isn’t an easy listen, but you’ve probably guessed that by now.But amid the madness and mayhem there’s a real oddity… the sets’ big cover, Matt’s version of ‘What A Wonderful World’. Not sure what Louis Armstrong would make of it!