Ruby Rushton | Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two

After the success of ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume One,’ Ruby Rushton are back with their highly anticipated follow up, ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two.’

Comprised of a further six cuts, ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two’ is a welcome succession to its predecessor. Stand out tracks include ‘Tisbury Truckin,’ which is a stunning opener! Starting with an atmospheric soundscape it unexpectedly drops into a neck-snapping hip-hop groove with a punchy melodic line before effortlessly sliding into an up-tempo, afro-beat inspired rhythm with strong solos from trumpet and keys in tow. ‘Song For Christopher’ is a heartfelt ballad, which begins with a touching flute solo and continues to take the listener on a journey through the emotions, ending in a crescendo of optimism – a fitting tribute to the late Christopher Rushton. ‘Charlotte Emma Victoria’ is another strong track and includes some tasteful sousaphone and trombone parts to add extra oomph to its bounce, accompanied by a soaring saxophone solo by band leader Edward Cawthorne (aka Tenderlonious). The album ends with a classic Herbie Hancock jazz-fusion standard, ‘Butterfly,’ which the band handle with finesse. A fitting cover that I have no doubt would impress its original writers. ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two’ is a fantastic album, which further solidifies Ruby Rushton’s place on the modern jazz scene. – Words by Rodriguez Guido

Out on 22a Music,  releases November 10th. Available here.

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Ruby Rushton | Trudi’s Songbook

“Trudi’s Songbook: Volume One” is the new album by 22a-artist Ruby Rushton, written and arranged by Tenderlonious (Edward Cawthorne). The album features Edward Cawthorne on flute & sax, Nick Walters on trumpet, Aidan Shepherd on the keys, Fergus Ireland on bass, Joseph Deenmamode percussions, Eddie Hick on the drums.

Out on 22a, released May 19, 2017, available on Bandcamp, stream the entire album after the jump.

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