July 5, 2012
Cornelia Street Cafe
Ben Allison, bass; Michael Saxon, saxophones; Rudy Royston, drums. I went here this night as it is close and getting to far away places in this heat sounded too-hard. I was pleased to hear Rudy the drummer who I had not heard before and he is now a new favorite performer. On his website: http://rudyroyston.com/ he credits Ron Miles as his greatest teacher. Both are from Denver, CO. I see on his website that since he has been in NY he’s played with an impressive list of musicians including Bill Frisell, Greg Osgy, Tom Harrell and Jenny Scheinman.