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    Figure Two: New Designs" from trumpeter & composer Markus Rutz.

    This second volume of "Blueprints" looks to the future with personal and musical discoveries. Featuring six original compositions along with jazz standards by McCoy Tyner, Sam Rivers and Frank Foster.

    Jeff Cebulski of Chicago Jazz Magazine writes:
    "These days, sometimes people need something that entices them—no, forces them—to breathe deep and relax. Music is often one way to achieve that. In listening to trumpeter Markus Rutz’s second Blueprints album, Figure Two: New Designs, I realized Rutz and his band have provided a pleasing soundtrack to my need to defuse and wind down from the anxiety of the times, but without giving up my jazz imagination."

    Includes unlimited streaming of BLUEPRINTS Figure Two: NEW DESIGNS via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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East to West 03:52
Shipmates 07:10
Simone 06:16
Beatrice 04:53


released September 18, 2020

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

The music was recorded at Transient Sound in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago. Mixing was done at The Samurai Hotel in Astoria Queens, New York by David Stoller with mastering by Kevin Blackler at Blackler Mastering in Brooklyn, New York.

photograph by John Nicholls.
Blueprint cover image: Gunnar Adolfson 1936 patent application
Cover design and layout by John Bishop


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Rutz Music Works Chicago, Illinois

A musician with a melodious, compositional pen and trumpet sound that has been called gorgeous.

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