Ruby Rushton Two For Joy The 2015 debut album from the Tenderlonius led jazz outfit Ruby Rushton, featuring some off-kilter compositions fusing jazz, afro-beat, hip-hop and electronics. The album is filled with moments of ramped-up spell-binding energy, meditative slow-build solos, and melancholic grooves. Recorded live in one day, "Two For Joy" is the result of four friends coming together and expressing themselves in the only way they truly can. 22A CD | LP
Ruby Rushton Overture 1 / Yardley Suite Tenderlonious led jazz quartet, Ruby Rushton, return with a brand new limited 7” single, a swift response to their highly acclaimed ‘Ironside’ album released back in April of this year. This is a, one off run, limited edition 7” single. 300 copies only with bespoke painted artwork from Lorna Robertson. No repress! 22A 7"
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. 22A CD | LP
Ruby Rushton Trudi's Songbook: Volume One The second studio album from Ruby Rushton, following on from 2015's Two For Joy which saw the group blow up with a big release. It's preogressive jazz led by 22a label owner Tenderlonious. Essential listening for fans of Kamasi Washington, Yussef Kamaal and GoGo Penguin. 22a CD | LP
Ruby Rushton Ironside 22a proudly present’s the 4th studio album from the Tenderlonious led jazz quartet - Ruby Rushton. ‘Ironside’ is Ruby Rushton’s most complete work to date and was recorded over a 2 day session at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. ’Ironside’ sees the band continuing to push boundaries, and lead the way, with this new genre defying recording. The quartet’s fresh, high energy sound is rooted in the spiritual concepts of John Coltrane and Yusef Lateef, paying homage to The Headhunters and Weather Report heyday, whilst still adopting influences from hip hop, Afrobeat and the UK underground culture. 22a CD | LP