In the Beginning: Rudy Royston Looks To the Past To Find His Way Forward. Rudy Royston is a thinking man’s drummer. At 47, he’s most widely known to the jazz public for playing with… This content is available to subscribers only. To continue reading, please login or start a FREE 14-Day Digital Subscription. Bundle your subscription with our award-winning print magazine here. Join Our Email Newsletter Join thousands of other jazz enthusiasts and get new music, artists, albums, events and more delivered to your inbox. Sign Up Now!