Ruby Flower Records Appointed Dominic Duval as Artistic Director
Ruby Flower Records was founded in 2005 by Ana Isabel Ordonez, she wished to promote the music of New Jersey based trumpeter Herb Robertson and wanted to burn her passion for art and jazz founding a recording label in which the avant-garde music would be the priority.
Both, Herb Robertson and Ana Isabel Ordonez became business partners and opened their own record company, Ruby Flower Records.
However...Herb Robertson considered this label as a hobby and the cooperation between both business partners ended on 17th November 2009. Nevertheless, Ana Isabel's passion to produce and distribute great original music still alive. New York based bassist Dominic Duval is now in charge of Ruby Flower Artistic Direction, marking a new direction and positive changes for Ruby Flower.
Ruby Flower Records is embracing awesome and positive changes in the new decade and is pleased to welcome New Yorker bassist Dominic Duval as its Artistic Director.
Dominic is one of the most-recorded free jazz bassists on the planet. Associations with producer Bob Rusch's C.I.M.P. and Cadence Jazz labels and producer Leo Feigin's Leo Records led to Duval's appearances on an extraordinary number of albums. Everything Duval's recorded presents him in a positive light, Dominic can play anything yet there's so much to choose from, one hardly knows where to begin. Remarkable is its Nightbird Inventions, a solo disc made for Cadence Jazz on which Duval electronically manipulates the bass to fascinating ends.
Other collaborations of note include the band Trio X, a cooperative trio with innovative saxophonist Joe McPhee and gifted drummer Jay Rosen, and his various projects with master saxophonist Mark Whitecage. Duval has also recorded and toured as a member of the band of immense pianist, Maestro Cecil Taylor.
Ruby Flower is happy and proud of having among us Dominic! Ruby Flower Records: creatively speaking...