Chicago-Based Trumpeter Markus Rutz releases Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks on OA2 Records


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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.
—J.D. Considine, Downbeat Magazine
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MRM & OA2 Records Announce the Launch of Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks.

Markus Rutz Music (MRM) and OA2 Records are excited to announce the launch of Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks, the latest jazz expression from Chicago trumpeter/composer, Markus Rutz. With compositions inspired by his mentors in life and music, Rutz has created a two-volume collection of original music and arrangements filled with intrigue, beauty and excitement. Navigating diverse ensemble and stylistic directions, with an array of superb musical partners, including saxophonist Brice Winston, Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks reveals the heart of an artist and his appreciation for the influences that surround him. The official album release date for “Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks” is Sept. 20, 2019.

Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks is the third album release from Rutz. From duet to sextet, with selections incorporating Cuban percussion, ballad and swing; the album covers all the feels.

Markus Rutz has lived, taught, composed and performed in the Chicago jazz scene for over twenty years. His label, OA2 Records, is based in Seattle, Washington.

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