Tenderlonious led jazz outfit Ruby Rushton drop their second album of 2017. Following on from the success of Trudi's Songbook: Volume One the band are back with their highly anticipated Volume Two. Comprised of a further six cuts the listener is treated to another journey through modern day jazz.
Stand out tracks include Tisbury Truckin' which is a stunning opener! Starting with an atmospheric soundscape it unexpectedly drops into a neck-snapping hip-hop groove with a punchy melodic line before effortlessly sliding into an up-tempo, afro-beat inspired rhythm with strong solos from trumpet and keys in tow. Song For Christopher is a heartfelt ballad, which begins with a touching flute solo and continues to take the listener on a journey through the emotions, ending in a crescendo of optimism - a fitting tribute to the late Christopher Rushton.
Trudi's Songbook: Volume Two is a fantastic album, which further solidifies Ruby Rushton's place on the modern jazz scene. This is a must have album that would hold its own in any jazz enthusiasts record collection - make sure you check it out!