To Seattle jazz lovers, guitarist Greg Ruby is probably best-known for the five years he spent as a member of the gypsy-jazz group, Pearl Django. Since then, Greg has been involved in a number of groups and projects, the latest being ‘The Rhythm Runners.’
The band specializes in Prohibition-era jazz and, more specifically, the Prohibition jazz composed by a man named Franklin D. Waldron.
Mr. Waldron was one of the pioneers of the Seattle jazz scene, and his music is featured on The Rhythm Runners new CD, ‘Washington Hall Stomp.’
In this live session, the band plays two of Waldron’s compositions and a Greg Ruby original. Greg and the band also talk about their love of early jazz and Greg’s interesting journey into the Library Of Congress archives in search of Franklin D. Waldron.