Another gem of the London jazz scene, the highly talented collective Ruby Rushton are back with their second instalment of their album series Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two.
The chemistry between the members as strong as ever. 6 tracks worth of exciting, vibrant jazz. Whether it’s Edward Cawthorne’s (aka Tenderlonius) flawless flute or saxophone performance, Nick Walters playing the trumpet like crazy, Aidan Shepherd’s breathtaking performance on keys, Fergus Ireland‘s groovy basslines, Joseph Deenmamode’s (aka Mo Kolours) flawless percussion or Eddie Hick’s crazy rhythms on drums, this album is full of powerful, spiritual and blissful moments.
The uptempo, flute-driven groove on Tisbury Truckin is followed by a heartfelt but optimistic tribute to the late Christopher Rushton on ‘Song for Christopher.’ The change in tempo, rhythm, tone and groove within the tracks and the album on the whole, is what makes it such a memorable and standout release. Ruby Rushton have already cemented their status as one of the leading figures in the London jazz scene through their first album Trudi’s Songbook: Volume One, but their second instalment in this series has furthered their reach beyond just London, but the world as a whole. Do not sleep on these guys, as they really are the big deal.
Listen to Ruby Rushton’s Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two below via Bandcamp, and make sure to support! Released through 22a Records.