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RUDE

Harry Beckett:trumpet

Annie Whitehead:trombone & FX

Jennifer Maidman:bass and knob twiddling

Liam Genockey:drums

 

The first album from Rude entitled "This is Rude" is available on line direct from the record company, with secure credit card processing.

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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."

(Chris Parker's review of Rude live in THE TIMES)