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Jochen Rueckert: Fringe Guy

Read "Jochen Rueckert: Fringe Guy" reviewed by Leo Sidran


In this wide ranging podcast interview, drummer Jochen Rueckert meditates on his early years in Germany, his time playing with Marc Copeland and later with Will Vinson, why playing with great bass players is like eating great pasta (especially true with Matt Penman), refusing to share hotel rooms, why he is a reluctant teacher, what Lage Lund's daughter thinks of his electronic music project, the rare innate heart condition he suffers from, how to groove with organ players, booking tours, ...

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Live Review

Jochen Rückert Quartet at Hong Kong Arts Centre

Read "Jochen Rückert Quartet at Hong Kong Arts Centre" reviewed by Rob Garratt


Jochen Rückert Quartet with Lage Lund, Mark Turner and Matt Penman Hong Kong Arts Centre Jazz World Live Series Hong Kong June 17, 2019 Jochen Rückert's career has clearly shifted up a gear. “I recently joined the class of professional artists that always travels with a permanent marker," the drummer tells the audience at Hong Kong Arts Centre. “It now lives right there in my stick bag," he guffaws jovially, with a warm ...

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Album Review

Jochen Rueckert: Somewhere Meeting Nobody

Read "Somewhere Meeting Nobody" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Drummer Jochen Rueckert has recorded in a variety of musical combinations, adding his distinctive rhythmic insights. He is secure in several styles, a trait that is evident in his compositions as well. His compositional abilities are affirmed by the nine tunes he has written for Somewhere Meeting Nobody, while his instincts as a drummer travel through all of the music. Tenor saxophonist Mark Turner and guitarist Brad Shepik capture the essence of Rueckert's compositions and then describe it ...

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Take Five With...

Take Five With Jochen Rueckert

Read "Take Five With Jochen Rueckert" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Jochen Rueckert: Jochen Rueckert was born in 1975 near Koeln, Germany and started playing drums at age six. In 1995 he moved to Brooklyn, NY, where he lives now.He has been playing and recording with a variety of bands including Marc Copland trio, Nils Wogram quartet, Kurt Rosenwinkel Group, Marc Turner Band, Chris Cheek, John Abercrombie, Sam Yahel, Pat Metheny, etc.Jochen has been touring all over North and South America, eastern and western Europe, Asia ...


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