• Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This first volume of "Blueprints" honors the personal relationships and mentors that helped form a foundation for music and living. It features five original compositions along with jazz standards.

    Jeff Cebulski of Chicago Jazz Magazine wrote: "It was Rutz’s delivery on the ballad “Very Marie” that made me think of Hargrove. Rutz, here, waxes lyrical in a way I hadn’t heard since Roy visited Chicago his last time. And the upper-registered, but serene, expression on one of the album’s two covers, a spritely “September in the Rain,” also struck me as Hargrove-like."

    Includes unlimited streaming of BLUEPRINTS Figure One: FRAMEWORKS via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Blueprints Figure One: Frameworks opens with an original titled The Compass, a composition dedicated to my mother Lois Jo. Brice plays an emotive and energetic solo immediately followed by the mysterious, searching style of Matt Gold’s guitar that develops into a groove.


from BLUEPRINTS Figure One: FRAMEWORKS, track released September 20, 2019
Markus Rutz - trumpet & composition; Brice Winston - saxophone; Xavier Breaker - drums; Matt Gold - guitar; Marcos Varela - bass; Adrian Ruiz -piano


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Rutz Music Works Chicago, Illinois

Markus Rutz plays trumpet with bluesy, soulful style and a tone that has been called gorgeous.

He composes music from his home base in Chicago, Illinois where he also performs.

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