Praise for Rudy Royston’s new album 303

Posted by: admin on February 13, 2014 @ 10:27 am
Filed under: Press, Rudy Royston (news)

Rudy’s album entered the SoundScan Current Jazz Chart yesterday and we couldn’t be more excited for him, and the people who are listening. In case you missed it, below is a list of some of the things that are being said about the record. If you don’t already own it, don’t waste any more time. And look for the record to climb even higher in the coming weeks!

“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

 

“‘Mimi Sunrise,’ … is the drummer-as-bandleader statement that shows Royston’s more nuanced touches, revealing his technique as not really a trick of showmanship or virtuosity, but one of limitless possibilities of texture.”
Nate Patrin, Burning Ambulance.com

 

“surprisingly soulful”. . . “303 is a solid debut”
Richard Kamins, Step Tempest

 

“Rudy Royston steps out swinging with an auspicious debut.”
Brent Black, CriticalJazz.com

 

“a terrifically energetic bandleading debut”
Nate Chinen, The New York Times

 

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Rudy Royston’s “303” | Preorder now available

Posted by: admin on January 16, 2014 @ 11:40 pm
Filed under: Listening, Releases, Rudy Royston (news)

Rudy Royston by Emra Islek

After a stand-out performance with his Septet at Le Poisson Rouge last Friday, Rudy Royston’s “303” is now available for preorder both at iTunes and on the Greenleaf Bandcamp network.

Rudy has been playing with Dave Douglas in his Quintet, on Linda Oh’s “Initial Here” album we released, and a whole slew of great bands and players——including one of our favorite guitarists Bill Frisell. “303” is Rudy’s debut as a leader, and he really pulls out all the stops. We’re proud to have it as the latest addition to our catalog.

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Greenleaf Music at Winter Jazz Fest 2014: Rudy Royston, Linda Oh, Matt Ulery

Posted by: admin on January 7, 2014 @ 10:48 am
Filed under: Events, Greenleaf (News), Rudy Royston (news)

We’re excited to bring you three great shows this coming weekend at WJF 2014. Performances by Linda Oh’s Sun Pictures and Matt Ulery’s Loom celebrating their 2013 releases, and another with the most recent addition to our artist roster, drummer Rudy Royston, who brings his 303 Septet to Le Poisson Rouge for a prerelease celebration. We hope to see you!

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Friday, January 10th • 4:30pm
Linda Oh’s “Sun Pictures”
Michiko Studios • 149 W 46th St, NYC [map]

Ben Wendel, saxophone • Matt Stevens, guitar • Linda Oh, bass • Ted Poor, drums


Friday, January 10th • 7:30pm
Matt Ulery’s Loom
The Bitter End • 147 Bleecker Street, NYC [map]

Marquis Hill, trumpet • Geof Bradfield, bass clarinet • Rob Clearfield, piano & accordion • Matt Ulery, bass • Jon Deitemyer, drums

Saturday, January 11th • 7:15pm
Rudy Royston’s 303 Septet
Le Poisson Rouge • 158 Bleecker Street, NYC [map]

Jon Irabagon, sax • Nadja Noordhuis, trumpet • Nir Felder, guitar • Matt Mitchell, piano • Yasushi Makamura, bass • Rudy Royston, drums

Prerelease celebration of “303” releasing February 4th on Greenleaf Music!
Preorder at iTunes!

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