Blueprints Figure 2: New Designs

Origin Records, 2020

Blueprints Figure 2: New Designs


  • Markus Rutz - trumpet
  • Brice Winston - saxophones
  • Adrian Ruiz - piano
  • Matt Gold - guitar
  • Marcos Varela - bass
  • Xavier Breaker - drums (1,3,9)
  • Marcus Evans - drums (6,7)
  • Heitor Garcia - cuica, rebolo, tamborim & pandeiro
  • Composed by Markus Rutz, except: (1) McCoy Tyner; (6) Frank Foster; (8) Sam Rivers

CD Tracks

  1. Passion Dance
  2. East to West
  3. Shipmates
  4. A Cidade do Vento
  5. Looking Out Windows
  6. Simone
  7. The Musicianer
  8. Beatrice
  9. Keppard's Kerchief

Press Quotes

Rutz's horn is warm and embracing in each setting, glistening on the more Spartan themes, making the various colors and textures presented here woven like a Raphael tapestry.

by George W. Harris Jazz Weekly


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An album of passion, balladry, moods and foot tapping groove.

Blueprints Figure Two: New Designs is the second volume of new music by trumpeter and composer Markus Rutz. Joining Markus again is his friend Brice Winston, the immense talent on tenor and soprano saxophone.

Produced by Markus Rutz & Marcos Varela
Recorded by Vijay Tellis-Nayak & Tyler Rice
at Transient Sound, Chicago, Il
on July 10, 30-31, December 10-11, 2018 & January 16, 2019
(9) Recorded by Jeremy Whetstone, live at
PianoForte, Chicago, on October 11, 2019
Mixed by David Stoller at The Samurai Hotel, Astoria, NY
Mastered by Kevin Blackler at Blackler Mastering, Brooklyn, NY
Blueprint: Gunnar Adolfson, 1936 patent application
Photos by John Nichols & Marie Chan
Cover design & layout by John Bishop