Ruby Rushton Gideon's Way

    22a
    • Ruby Rushton – Spanish Raga
    • Ruby Rushton – Fall From Grace
    • Ruby Rushton – Gideon’s Way
    • Ruby Rushton – The Good Mixer
    • 1. Spanish Raga
    • 2. Fall From Grace
    • 3. Gideon’s Way
    • 4. The Good Mixer

    **Another essential release by the Tenderlonious lead band!**

    Ruby Rushton return to 22a with a four EP combining a fusion of sounds from across the jazz spectrum in their own distinctive style. The band have forged an instantly recognisable sound since their debut release ‘Two For Joy’ back in 2015, hitting the sweet spot by simultaneously sounding classic and forward-thinking.

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    Ruby RushtonIronside22a

    Brand new album from the Tenderlonious led jazz quartet, Ruby Rushton!

    ’Ironside’ sees the band continuing to push boundaries, and lead the way, with this new genre defying recording. The quartet’s fresh, high energy sound is rooted in the spiritual concepts of John Coltrane and Yusef Lateef, paying homage to The Headhunters and Weather Report heyday, whilst adopting influences from hip hop, Afrobeat and the UK underground culture.

    This is the band's 4th studio album and most complete work to date. Highly recommended!


    *CD has two bonus tracks

    • – One Mo’ Dram
    • – Where Are You Now
    • – The Target
    • – Return Of The Hero
    • – Eleven Grapes
    • – Lara’s Theme
    • – Prayer For Grenfell
    • – Ironside
    • – Triceratops The Caller
    • – Pingwin VI (Requiem For Komeda)
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    TenderloniousStill Flute22a

    Tenderlonious returns to 22a combining his signature live flute and synth work over Chicago and Detroit style house grooves; wild, p-funk freakouts; spiritual ragas and ambient sound designs. Another essential release from the 22a label mastermind!

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    TenderloniousRagas From Lahore: Improvisations with Jaubi22a

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    TenderloniousQuarantena22a

    Tenderlonious is back with an album of lo-fi, smudged house music beats and experimental vibes from the 'lockdown' studio sessions from his home in South London. Killer release seeing 22a on a slightly different tip!

    • – Quarantena
    • – Lockdown Boogie
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    Ruby RushtonIronside22a

    Brand new album from the Tenderlonious led jazz quartet, Ruby Rushton!

    ’Ironside’ sees the band continuing to push boundaries, and lead the way, with this new genre defying recording. The quartet’s fresh, high energy sound is rooted in the spiritual concepts of John Coltrane and Yusef Lateef, paying homage to The Headhunters and Weather Report heyday, whilst adopting influences from hip hop, Afrobeat and the UK underground culture.

    This is the band's 4th studio album and most complete work to date. Highly recommended!


    *CD has two bonus tracks

    • – One Mo’ Dram
    • – Where Are You Now
    • – The Target
    • – Return Of The Hero
    • – Eleven Grapes
    • – Lara’s Theme
    • – Prayer For Grenfell
    • – Ironside
    • – Triceratops The Caller
    • – Pingwin VI (Requiem For Komeda)
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    TenderloniousThe Shakedown feat. The 22archestra22a

    Long awaited debut LP from Tenderlonious featuring the 22archestra!

    Listeners are exposed to the full breadth of the 22a leaders technical and compositional skills, ranging from subtly meandering jazz, to hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and exhilarating free form jazz. If you picked up any of the limited 7" promos over the last 6 months from us, you'll know what to expect here.

    Features Yussef Dayes (Yussef Kamaal) on drums, Fergus Ireland on bass, Hamish Balfour on keys, and Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Jeen Bassa on percussion.

    Essential stuff - don't sleep!

    • – Expansions
    • – Yussef's Groove
    • – Togo
    • – SV Interlude
    • – The Shakedown
    • – Maria
    • – You Decide
    • – SV Disco
    • – Red Sky At Night
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