Rudy Royston's Flatbed Buggy

Ludovico Granvassu BY

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Rudy Royston's latest project, Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf Music), is an expertly crafted, chamber-like jazz ensemble with musical influences that range from blues and Americana to rock and gospel. Featuring a stellar line-up with Hank Roberts on cello, John Ellis on woodwinds, Gary Versace on accordion and Joe Martin on bass, the music of this project is dusty and airy, groovy and swinging, evoking countryside images and outdoor freshness.

A lover of all genres of music, Royston continues to put the beauty of the music before the display of his dazzling technique.

This mixtape features highlights from the discography of Rudy Royston, both as a leader and side-man (with the likes of Ben Allison, Michael Blake, Bill Frisell, Ron Miles, Rudy Linka, Steve Cardenas and Rudresh Mahanthappa) and his Flatbed Buggy partners in time.

Happy listening!

  • Rudy Royston "Bobblehead" Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf) 0:00
  • Ben Allison "Missed" Action-Refraction (Palmetto) 5:46
  • John Ellis& Double-Wide "Three Legged Tango In Jackson Square" Dance Like There's No Tomorrow (Hyena) 10:58
  • Rudy Royston "Hourglass" Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf) 17:06
  • Michael Blake "Boogaloop" Tiddy Boom (Sunnyside) 24:10
  • Gary Versace "Thelonious" Reminescence (SteepleChase) 27:15
  • Rudy Royston Trio "Man O To" Rise of Orion (Greenleaf) 34:14
  • Bill Frisell "It's Nobody's Fault but Mine" Beautiful Dreamers (Savoy) 41:19
  • Hank Roberts, "JB" Everything Is Alive (Winter&Winter) 45:47
  • Rudy Royston "Mimi Sunrise" 303 (Greenleaf) 49:01
  • Ron Miles "Fairy Court" Laughing Barrell (Sterling Circle) 53:27
  • Joe Martin "5x3" Étoilée (Sunnyside) 1:02:54
  • Rudy Linka "Just Right" American Trailer (Music in the Center) 1:10:12
  • Steve Cardenas "RR" West of Middle (Sunnyside) 1:15:35
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa "Man, Thanks for Coming" Bird Calls (ACT) 1:18:32

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