Blueprints Two: New Designs

Origin Records, 2020

Blueprints Two: 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 (4)

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

Composed by Markus Rutz, except:

(1) McCoy Tyner; (6) Frank Foster; (8) Sam Rivers

Produced by
Markus Rutz & Marcos Varela

Recorded by
Vijay Tellis-Nayak & Tyler Rice

Transient Sound, Chicago, Il
July 10, 30-31, December 10-11, 2018
& January 16, 2019

(9) Recorded by Jeremy Whetstone, live at
PianoForte, Chicago
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

Press Quotes

"...Rutz and Ruiz are golden on a sublime "East to West", the horns glide with Valera through "Looking Out Windows" and float on Sam Rivers' "Beatrice."...Rutz's brass is golden and polished, making you think of vintage Art Farmer, no mean feat."       - Review by George W. Harris Jazz Weekly

Listen to Blueprints Two: New Designs


"These days, sometimes people need something that entices them—no, forces them—to breathe deep and relax. Music is often one way to achieve that. In listening to trumpeter Markus Rutz's second Blueprints album, Figure Two: New Designs, I realized Rutz and his band have provided a pleasing soundtrack to my need to defuse and wind down from the anxiety of the times, but without giving up my jazz imagination."

- Review by Jeff Cebulski Chicago Jazz Magazine


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.