Tenderlonious presents 22a (featuring Ruby Rushton, Nick Walters, Dennis Ayler)
Tenderlonious led jazz quartet Ruby Rushton are one of the leading, most forward- thinking and prolific bands to emerge from London’s thriving jazz scene.
“If ever proof was needed that the London jazz scene is on fire right now - here it is!” Evening Standard
“This band's personality is forging out a fresh universe for others to explore” Clash
“High-impact, no-nonsense virtuosity, aimed at moving bodies as much as anything else” Arts Desk
“Fueled moments of ramped-up spell-binding energy, meditative slow-build solos, and melancholic grooves” Music Is My Sanctuary
Trumpeter, composer and band leader Nick Walters is arguably one of the most sought after and respected musicians in the UK Jazz scene. Known for his work with the bands Ruby Rushton, Riot Jazz Brass Band and Beats & Pieces Big Band, he also leads the Paradox Ensemble, a diverse collection of some of his closest musical collaborators.
Dennis Ayler is one of Tenderlonious’ regular collaborators: he mixed the latest Ruby Rushton record, has released a handful of 12” EPs on 22a. Their collaborative LP presents a music ‘unique to their world and lifestyle’ – a bold exploration of afro-house, boogie and broken beat that is diverse and groovy.
“The label at the centre of South London’s musical evolution. Encompassing a kaleidoscopic patchwork of hip-hop, house, jazz, and groove investigations bound by one thread: a timeless belief in rhythm as a universal language.” The Fader