OVERTURE 1 / YARDLEY SUITE
These two new tracks continue to push the band’s sound into new territory; ‘Overture 1’ is a brand-new composition from Ruby Rushton keyboard player Aidan Shepherd.
Taking inspiration from bands like Weather Report and Soft Machine, its explosive introduction leads you to a dub-like breakdown, creating an open space for Shepherd to let loose his synthesizer for some deep space, Headhunters’esque exploration. ‘Yardley Suite’ is a song first conceived by band leader Ed ‘Tenderlonious’ Cawthorne back in 2012. Having lied dormant for several years it felt like an appropriate time to pull it back out the bag. It’s a composition inspired by Cawthorne’s solo work as an electronic producer, under his alias Tenderlonious. Always wanting to merge his various approaches, ‘Yardley Suite’ is the perfect mix of Jazz and House. With a steady four to the floor beat and snappy horn lines its sure to work its magic on dancefloors around the globe. Having focused on improvisation and more “open” compositions in the past, the bands new direction is geared towards tighter, more groove-orientated arrangements. This exciting new material is yet further evidence that this is a highly prolific band at the top of their game, continually evolving, stretching out their own unique sound across the full jazz spectrum.
Kurtis says: 'Carrying on where last year's 'Ironside' LP left off, the wicked sounds of the Ruby Rushton project meander and float majestically. This groove-orientated 7" is a great start to 2020.'
- OVERTURE 1
- YARDLEY SUITE