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Ruby Rushton: Ironside

Read "Ironside" reviewed by Don Phipps

Ruby Rushton's Ironside is like a trip back to the jazz of Dave Grusin's late 1980s film soundtrack The Fabulous Baker Boys. Hard driving bop, the music bubbles along with syncopated riffs and upbeat, energetic shuffles interlaced with soulful intervals. Woodwind player Edward Cawthorne penned six of the tunes, keyboardist Aidan Shepherd penned two more, and the two collaborated on “Triceratops / The Caller." The group also covers Krzysztof Komeda's ballad “Pingwin (Requiem For Komeda)." Most of these ...


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