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by Rudy Royston

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Mimi Sunrise 04:33
Miles To Go 03:20
303 07:11
Bownze 04:36


An outstanding debut from drummer Rudy Royston, 303 features a unique ensemble of stellar New York musicians performing his engaging compositions along with dramatic interpretations of Mozart’s 'Ave Verum Corpus' and Radiohead’s 'High and Dry.'


released February 4, 2014

Rudy Royston, drums & percussion
Jon Irabagon, saxophones
Nadje Noordhuis, trumpet
Nir Felder, guitar
Sam Harris, piano
Mimi Jones, bass (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 11)
Yasushi Nakamura, bass

Produced by Rudy Royston

All songs by Rudy Royston (RudyRoyston Publishing / ASCAP)
except "High and Dry" by Radiohead (WB Music Corp. o/b/o Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. / ASCAP)
and "Ave Verum Corpus" by W.A. Mozart

Recorded by David Stoller at The Samurai Hotel Recording Studio in Astoria, NY, April 2013
Mixed by David Stoller
Mastered by Kevin Blackler at Blackler Mastering
Brooklyn, NY, June 2013

Press quotes:

“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,


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Rudy Royston New York, New York

First-call drummer Rudy Royston (Bill Frisell, JD Allen, Dave Douglas) has honed a thoroughly engaging voice as a composer and bandleader. His releases include his compelling debut '303' (2014), the raw and bracing trio follow-up 'Rise of Orion' (2016) and the chamber quintet release 'Flatbed Buggy' (2018). ... more

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