BLUEPRINTS Figure One: FRAMEWORKS
Label: OA2 Records
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
Additional Personnel / Information
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
purred 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.