Rudder - Matorning
- Kenny Mathieson
- 11 February 2011
Dense jazz-rock experiments from New York-based quartet
Rudder is a New York-based quartet featuring saxophonist Chris Cheek, keyboard player Henry Hey, bassist Tim Lefebvre and the powerhouse drumming of Keith Carlock. Together they brew up a serious maelstrom of groove-based music, cooking up a potent combination of leftfield jazz, jam-rock, funk and drum’n’bass. It’s a powerful and infectious brew that has roots in the dense jazz-rock experiments of early 70s Miles Davis, but is plugged firmly into a contemporary soundscape. The focus is on collective expression rather than flashy soloing, and the energy levels and rhythmic drive are unrelenting.