We’ve just released the third single “A.M. Hours” from the upcoming Rudy Royston album, DAY.

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

This single is downtempo, a change of pace, from the others. From Rudy:

“A.M. Hours”, written by Hank Roberts, for me really captures the recovery and regathering that would come through the A.M, hours. I would get to bed around 1am (probably later), reeling a bit from the day’s scattered emotions, the lingering numbness and disorientation, but after some prayer and meditation, the A.M. Hours were a time of healing.

“[Royston is] a fine writer.” – Stephen Graham, Marlbank

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 Hank Roberts, © 2023 Toad Blink Music (BMI)
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