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Here you will find Michael Rütten writing about his life with music. As a music journalist he also has been reviewing music from different corners in his column „jazznotjazz“ for Jazz thing magazine since over 25 years now. Plus special features and bigger pieces about artists like The Cinematic Orchestra, Omar, Gilles Peterson, Meshell Ndegeocello, Fat Freddy‘s Drop, just to name a few. This blog will feature extended interviews, reviews, DJ dates, recommendations of live shows/club events, sometimes maybe even recipes and just thoughts. 

Hier schreibt Michael Rütten über sein Leben mit der Musik. Als Musikjournalist rezensiert er seit über 25 Jahren in seiner Kolumne "jazznotjazz" für das Jazz thing Magazin Musik aus verschiedenen Ecken. Dazu kommen spezielle Features und größere Stories über Künstler wie The Cinematic Orchestra, Omar, Gilles Peterson, Meshell Ndegeocello, Fat Freddy's Drop, um nur einige zu nennen. In diesem Blog wird es ausführliche Interviews, Rezensionen, DJ-Termine, Empfehlungen von Live-Shows/Club-Events, manchmal vielleicht sogar Rezepte und einfach spontane Gedanken geben.


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In June this year Jeff Parker & ETA played a quite memorable show here in Frankfurt Jazz Montez. Before the performance i've had the pleasure to talk to Jeff once again after i'd met him for the first time in 2020 in Mannheim. Again we've had a deep conversation about music, inspirations and his unique approach to playing together with different musicians based on improvisation and vibes. You can watch the full interview here:

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