NEW SINGLE: Five-Thirty Strut

Out now: the second single “Five-Thirty Strut” from the upcoming Rudy Royston album, DAY!

Pre-order the album now or choose your music platform for “Five-Thirty Strut” here. With the pre-order, you get this track and the first single “Morning” immediately; the album will be released on May 5.

“Five-Thirty Strut” (around 5:30pm) is a time of cooking, working out in the basement, talking on the phone with family, time with visiting kids…the bubbling energy of more gratitude and verve and joy.

DAY is a collection of compositions by Rudy Royston‘s ensemble Flatbed Buggy. “This record is a little more aggressive than the first,” Royston says, remarking on what he calls the “dusty” sound of Flatbed Buggy and the comparatively swinging DAY“I’m playing a little more aggressively because the scenes I’m portraying lend themselves to that. The scenes on the first record are all outdoors so you want to feel that space and air and dust. The scenes on this one, I was inside the whole time.”

Check it out through the video below:

Rudy Royston, drums
John Ellis, bass clarinet
Hank Roberts, cello
Gary Versace, accordion
Joe Martin, bass

Produced by Rudy Royston
Executive Producer: Dave Douglas
Recorded, mixed, and edited by David Kowalski at Teaneck Sound Studios, Paramus, NJ, August, 2022
Music composed and arranged by Rudy Royston, © 2023 Rudy Royston Publishing (ASCAP)
Mastered by Kevin Blackler at Blackler Mastering, Brooklyn, NY, October, 2022
Rudy Plays Canopus Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Gibraltar Hardware and Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets