Royston, Rudy / Flatbed Buggy
Album: Flatbed Buggy   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Royston, Rudy   Added:Mar 2019
Label:Greenleaf Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-03-19 Pull Date: 2019-05-21 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 21 Apr 14 Mar 31 Mar 24
Airplays: 3 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 19, 2019: Old Fart At Play
4. Apr 12, 2019: Old Fart At Play
Soul Train
2. Apr 16, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topic
Soul Train
5. Mar 26, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Soul Train
3. Apr 15, 2019: Goggles Optional
Bubblehead, Soul Train
6. Mar 21, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Soul Train, Flatbed Buggy

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-03-04
Reviewed: 2018-03-04
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Acoustic jazz with a twist.This is a a winsome set of music that manages to pull off the difficult trick of sounding simultaneously earthy and refined. Drummer Royston’s music captures a robust Americana-vibe on these cuts. And Royston's love of melodicism is also in evidence. The instrumentation here is especially effective in providing a buoyant richness, with the bass clarinet fusing wonderfully with the cello & bass, & the sublime accordion parts floating over the surface to enhance the music's emotional potency.
If You Like: Dino Saluzzi, Boulder Acoustic Society, Bob Brozman, Gerry Mulligan, Bill Frissell
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Soul Train (9:44) – bass starts> midtempo jam> accordion solo> cello/bass duet> midtempo jam> drums> midtempo jam> quick stop
2/ Bed Bobbin’ (0:36) -drums start> short midtempo jam> fade
*3/ Flatbed Buggy (5:45) – drums start> midtempo jam> accordion solo> bass clarinet solo> midtempo jam> fade
4/ boy…MAN (5:43) – bass starts> midtempo jam (has refrains from “Darkness” by the Youngbloods)> slow fade
*5/ Twirler (5:24) – bass clarinet starts> slow jam> cello/accordion duet> slow jam> slow fade
6/ Dirty Stetson (0:33) -full band short jam
7/ Hourglass (7:16) – bass clarinet starts> midtempo stuttering jam> bass clarinet solo> midtempo jam> pause> accordion solo> midtempo jam> quick fade
**8/ Bobblehead (5:52) – bass starts> midtempo jam swings uptempo> drum solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
*9/ The Roadside Flowers (6:55) – bass starts> slow jam> pause> bass continues> slow jam swings uptempo> & swinging> drum solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
10/ Hold My Mule (0:36) – accordion starts> short midtempo jam
*11/ girl…WOMAN (11:08) – drums/bass clarinet starts> slow waves of sound> pause> slow jam> slow fade> pause> accordion solo> midtempo jam> slow fade
12/ I Guess it’s Time To go (1:36) – accordion starts> midtempo jam> slow fade

Track Listing
1. Soul Train   7. Hourglass
2. Bed Bobbin'   8. Bubblehead
3. Flatbed Buggy   9. The Roadside Flowers
4. Boy...Man   10. Hold My Mule
5. Twirler   11. Girl...Woman
6. Dirty Stetson   12. I Guess It's Time To Go