Rudy Royston: DAY press roundup

It’s been four months since the release of DAY, Rudy Royston‘s second recording with his ensemble Flatbed Buggy. So many great reviews of the album continue to come out, and we wanted to highlight the warm reception it’s had so far. Thank you!

“Singable melodies, unusual textures, and a propulsive swing that is all the more powerful for being chilled out + relaxed. It is wonderful to hear improvisation that is fluid and meaningful.”
– Will Layman, Pop Matters

“A swinging ensemble record, where Royston’s subtle and  often understated contributions eschew flashy pyrotechnics  in favor of melodic interplay.”
– Troy Collins, Point of Departure

“One of the best jazz releases this year.”
★★★★½ Stephen Graham, Marlbank

“Original, yet seemingly familiar, songs, arranged as artfully as chamber music but with more engaging swing.”
★★★★ Howard Mandel, DownBeat

“So damn personable. It’s very expressive, yet it’s unassuming in its delivery.”– Dave Sumner, Bandcamp Daily – Best Jazz on Bandcamp

“A wonderful album from an articulate drummer whose sound is contagious.”★★★★ Filipe Freitas, JazzTrail

“An example of artistic expression that’s both personal and universal.”– Michael Toland, The Big Takeover

“Every detail counts and the whole is stunningly beautiful, timeless.”– Yves Dorison, CultureJazz

“Royston deftly pushes Flatbed Buggy forward with textural, organic grooves that stand out but never distract from the communal group vibe.”★★★★ Matt Collar, AllMusic

Listen to DAY here.