Rude was conceived as a vehicle for improvisation by four players with widely differing
musical backgrounds.Rock,Funk.Jazz,Reggae and African music are just a few of the
influences at work in the band.The first album to emerge from the collaboration is
called "This is Rude" . You can find some samples to download further down the page.
WHAT THE PRESS HAVE SAID ABOUT RUDE
"A splendid antidote to all that good taste 'dinner jazz' that seems to have taken
over the world"
(CD review by Brian Blain,Musician magazine)
"Harry Beckett plays trumpet and flugelhorn in a lazily relaxed but confident manner.He
must be about the most melodic brass soloist in the country"
(Charles Fox,THE GUARDIAN)
"Annie Whitehead is a trombonist of elegant technique and musical tastes taking in
Funk,Salsa and Ska as well as Jazz"
(John Fordham,THE SOUND OFJAZZ)
"Over a hypnotically steady funk beat hammered out by Maidman's electric bass and
Liam Genockey's bristling drums, Whitehead crooned quietly to herself while Harry
Beckett painstakingly constructed a solo from smears,stabs and spurts of sound. Rude's
overall approach may be simple but their sound is highly distinctive."