Markus Rutz

Blueprints - Figure One: Frameworks

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...a tuneful, rhythmically sly twist on mainstream jazz...Rutz has a big, dark tone and a fluid ease to his phrasing that makes him seem relaxed even when unleashing a volley of 16th notes...
DOWNBEAT Magazine

Spurred by the feelings of thankfulness and appreciation for mentors and the people who surround him, Chicago trumpeter and composer Markus Rutz compiled a two-volume collection of original music and arrangements filled with intrigue, beauty and excitement. With tributes to his mother, "The Compass," bassist Richard Davis, "The Musicianer," or pianist Ellis Marsalis, "Syndrome," Rutz navigates diverse ensemble and stylistic directions with an array of superb musical partners, including saxophonist Brice Winston, NY bassist Marcos Varela & drummer Xavier Breaker, guitarist Matt Gold and pianist Adrian Ruiz, among others. The title, "Blueprints - Figure 1: Frameworks," provides the metaphor while the music reveals the heart of an artist venerating his influences.


Track Listing:

1 The Compass 7:43
2 The Musicianer 6:37
3 Gusto, as in Mucho 5:12
4 Very Marie 7:14
5 Limbo 6:38
6 September in the Rain 5:14
7 Syndrome 8:01
8 Shipmates 4:57
9 Segment 6:01

All compositions by Markus Rutz (Chimusicco/ASCAP),
except: (5) by Wayne Shorter, (6) by Harry Warren
(7) by Ellis Marsalis, (9) by Charlie Parker,
Syndrome arranged by Brice Winston

Performers:

Markus Rutz - trumpet
Brice Winston - saxophones
Adrian Ruiz - piano
Matt Gold - guitar
Marcos Varela - bass
Xavier Breaker - drums (1,5,7)
Marcus Evans - drums (6,9)
Heitor Garcia - congas

Production Info:

Produced by Markus Rutz with Marcos Varela
Recorded by Vijay Tellis-Nayak & Tyler Rice
at Transient Sound, Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
July 10, 30-31 & December 10-11, 2018
Mixed by David Stoller at The Samurai Hotel, Queens, NY
Mastered by Kevin Blackler at Blackler Mastering, Brooklyn, NY
Photography by John Nicholls
Cover design & layout by John Bishop








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