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Jochen Rueckert: We Make the Rules

Drummer Jochen Rueckert has published three volumes of short stories entitled Read the Rueckert, which chronicle the life of a touring jazz musician, dirty hotel rooms and all. It’s earned at least one comparison to the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Rueckert’s wit transfers over to the titles of his compositions, which include “Manong … Read More “Jochen Rueckert: We Make the Rules”

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Jochen Rueckert : Somewhere Meeting Nobody

From the aggressively swinging opener, “The Itch,” you can sense the intense simpatico and conviction among the four New Yorkers who populate Somewhere Meeting Nobody. With drummer-composer Jochen Rueckert and bassist Matt Penman holding it down, the inspired pairing of tenor saxophonist Mark Turner and guitarist Brad Shepik steps to the fore, each player taking … Read More “Jochen Rueckert : Somewhere Meeting Nobody”

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