Markus Rutz


Markus Rutz plays trumpet with bluesy, soulful style and a tone that has been called exquisite. Capturing the same spirit as his dynamic live performances, 2020 marks the release of his fourth album, Blueprints – Figure Two: New Designs. The second of two volumes in partnership with OA2 Records, the majority of this album is comprised of his own compositions and ranges from duet to sextet, incorporating pieces featuring Brazilian percussion, ballads, bop, West Coast Cool and swing. He performs, teaches and composes music from his home base in Chicago, Illinois.

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Markus Rutz - trumpet
Brice Winston - saxophones (1, 3 & 9)
Marcos Varela - bass
Adrian Ruiz - piano
Heitor Garcia - percussion (3)
Matt Gold - guitar (2 & 3)
Xavier Breaker - drums (1, 3 & 9)
Marcus Evans - drums (6 & 7)

Track Listing

  1. Passion Dance, by McCoy Tyner
  2. East to West
  3. Shipmates
  4. A Cidade do Vento
  5. Looking Out Windows
  6. Simone, by Frank Foster
  7. The Musicianer
  8. Beatrice, by Sam Rivers
  9. Keppard’s Kerchief (Live)

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