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Second Impression is on Radio Unerhort Marburg!

This month my recording Second Impression is one of several recordings selected to play on Radio Unerhort Marburg!!!

It is aired on Sunday, November 26th  from 3 -5 PM Central Time in the United States (10 PM - 12 Midnight in Germany)

A replay is aired on Saturday, December 2nd from 10 AM - 12 Noon, Marburg time.  https://www.radio-rum.de/blog/stream

The program is about new jazz from the United States.

More about the show: https://www.radio-rum.de/blog/sendung/jazz-zeit/

It can also be found on social media: Radio Unerhört Marburg on FB: https://www.facebook.com/rum901

Markus Rutz Composition

In October at Winter's Jazz Club in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, a new tune was debuted with a trio ensemble for a gig at this remarkable new club.

The theme and thoughts I had when composing it were that of friendships.
 
It's title - Shipmates - is in reference and deference to at least two great musical and personal friendships.
 
In attendance at the Jazz Showcase for performances jazz saxophone legend  Benny Golson, we in the audience hear the true warmth of expression for his friend Clifford Brown.  This was an inspiration in writing and in a very indirect way the piece is illusory to Benny's tune Stablemates.
 
Another spiritual force is drummer Brian Blade and his ensemble The Fellowship.  Each member of the group and the collective connectedness of expression has been an influence for and inspiration in writing.  In particular, Brian and Christopher Thomas as friends, bandmates and members of the rhythm section for this group exhibit what this song is about.