Rudy Royston 303 Sextet


The drummer swept into town and impressed the scene with a fierce propulsion that knows the difference between steam and simmer. From injecting Bill Frisell’s stuff with extra drama to hustling JD Allen’s trio along, he’s a big plus on the stand. This is one of his first local gigs as a leader, and the fact that he’s teamed trumpeter Ralph Alessi and saxophonist Stacy Dillard suggests he might have some winding roads to stroll.

Thu., March 26, 9 & 10:30 p.m., 2009

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