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Rudy Royston, February 2019 Newsletter.

Monday, February 11, 2019


Rudy Royston writes;


Rudy Royston Music.


February 2019 Newsletter.


January was a great month of music.  I played a great CD release gig with Art Hirahara at Mezzrow, a 55 Bar performance with Emily Braden, Zinc Bar with Misha Piatigorsky.  I played a couple concerts as part of the Winter Jazz Fest in the Village with Amina Figarova at Zinc and Jon Irabagon at Soho Playhouse before leaving for a west coast tour with Bill Frisell’s Wish Upon A Star quartet.  I had a great gig at the Jazz Standard with Nabate Stiles before ending the month with an amazing couple performances at the Hay Jazz Festival in Colombia with David Sanchez.


I am looking forward to February’s music.  I’ve started of the month at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola with the amazing saxophonist, Troy Roberts.  I have a couple performances in Italy with the outstanding vocalist Paola Quagliata at Buca di San Vincenzo and Biella Jazz Club before leaving for Argentina to perform a week of concerts and a CD release with the incomparable trumpeter Mariano Loiacano.  I end the month at Lunatico with the extraordinary saxophonist Michael Blake before beginning the month of March with an early set at 55 Bar with the soulful Emily Braden followed by a later set at Zinc Bar with the great Misha Piatigorsky.


I look forward to playing with these musicians and friends as fellow leaders and sidemen on these gigs:  Pat Bianci, Antonio Zambrini, Alex Orciari, Ron McClure, Antonio Hart, Mark Whitfield III, Matt Penman, Anthony Wonzey and more.


Again, it is an honor and blessing to play for you and to perform with these great leaders and all the awesome bandmates with whom I will share the stage.


I hope to see you at these performances.


Love,
God bless
Rudy Royston
Downbeat Magazine 2014 Rising Star - Drums

This Month’s Performances
(more scheduled performances HERE) http://www.rudyroyston.com


February 6
DIZZY’S CLUB COCA COLA
w/Troy Roberts
Manhattan, NY
7:00pm, 9:00pm


February 11
BUCA DI SAN VINCENZO
w/Paola Quagliata
Milan, IT
9:00pm


February 12
BIELLA JAZZ CLUB
w/Paoloa Qualgliata
Biella, IT
7:00pm


February 16
UCO JAZZ FESTIVAL
w/Marciano Loiacano Quintet
Mendoza, AR
10:00pm


February 21
CENTRO CULTURAL PARQUE ESPANA ROSARIO
w/Marciano Loiacano Quintet
Rosario, AR
7:00pm


February 22
BEBOP JAZZ CLUB
w/Marciano Loiacano Quintet
Buenos Aires, AR
9:00pm, 11:00pm


February 23
BEBOP JAZZ CLUB
w/Marciano Loiacano Quintet
Buenos Aires, AR
9:00pm, 11:00pm


February 28
LUNATICO
w/Michael Blake
Brooklyn, NY
9:00pm


QUOTES re “FLATBED BUGGY”;


I find this music to be enormously appealing, perhaps because it reminds me of my favorite jazz album of all time—Sonny Rollins’ Way Out West. Rollins adopted western-style themes in his compositions, especially in regards to Shelly Manne’s use of wooden blocks and cowbells. That trio wasn’t playing country music or Americana as much as a vivid new form of jazz that added an unusually descriptive language to standard jazz themes. Royston uses that same subtlety to infuse these original compositions with, well, originality.
The Vinyl Anachonist


“Flatbed Buggy is a true masterpiece sure to elate the most discerning of jazz aficionados with its unorthodox and novel ideas and its unparalleled level of musicianship.” 
Nextbop, Sebastian Helary


“Flatbed Buggy is one of those albums to listen to all the way through.  There’s so much to “hear”, so many stories and histories embedded in this music that it’s impossible to appreciate what Rudy Royston has so majestically created on one pass through.  At times stunning, at others times, joyful yet always melodic and rhythmically rich, this album deserves your full attention!”
Step Tempest , Richard Kamins


QUOTES re “RISE OF ORION”;


“This trio is a sinewy beast, quick on its feet and mercurial in its mannerisms.  The highs it produces are impossibly high ... and the lows come in more lyrical shapes ... it’s a joy to bear witness to it.”
Dan Bilawsky at All About Jazz


“Rudy Royston’s Coltrane-and-Coleman-influenced arrangements on Rise of Orion aren’t just imitation crab but the genuine, prehistoric creature that is modern jazz.”
Geoffrey Plant at Alibi


QUOTES re “308”


“a first-tier talent”
Nate Chinen, The New York Times


“an ambitious and infectious debut”
Frank Alkyer, DownBeat Magazine


“No single mood, idea or direction dominates on 303, and that’s what’s so refreshing. So many albums tend to be created with tunnel vision, but 303 is more of a panoramic construct.”
Dan Bilawsky, AllAboutJazz.com



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