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CHARLES RUGGIERO: "BOOM BANG, BOOM BANG!" (RJ1011)

One of the most tasteful, powerful and swingingest drummers of our time, Charles Ruggiero lays down his debut recording with a nod to his earliest influences with the beautiful combination of Fender Rhodes piano, flute and acoustic bass.

TRACKS:

  1. Little Green Men 5:11
  2. Waltz For B 8:00
  3. The One Step 6:07
  4. Elmhurst 5:49
  5. I'm A Broken Heart 5:54
  6. Liftoff 3:41

PERSONNEL:

CHARLES RUGGIERO: drums
IAN HENDRICKSON-SMITH: flute
JEREMY MANASIA: Fender Rhodes piano
BARAK MORI: upright bass 
HILARY GARDNER: vocals (Track 5 only)

 
 

REVIEWS:

AllAboutJazz review, March 2015

Midwest Record review, January 2015 (scroll down)

PRODUCTION: Recorded at Studio G, Room B, Brooklyn, NY, Oct 20, 2013 by Glen Forrest / Mixed and mastered by Ian Hendrickson-Smith with Charles Ruggiero Cover by Charles Ruggiero with Ian Hendrickson-Smith / Layout by Ian Hendrickson-Smith