Ruckus are an improvising quartet playing new compositions by David Ward. Long marinated in such juices as Monk, Coleman, Mingus, Lacy, Zappa and Frisell, David writes music that is melodic, humourous, rhythmic and joyous. 

From twisted tango and carnivalesque romps to disheveled swing and free tunes, this group agrees with Frank: jazz ain't dead, it just smells funny.

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