The Conscious Sleepwalker Navona Records - Available March 2012
On the multifarious THE CONSCIOUS SLEEPWALKER, his first album on Navona Records, Rutty presents works for saxophone quartet and orchestra that explore concepts ranging from explorations of tango within pop culture of the future to halfdreams versus fictional reality. The album's title piece has been received widespread critical acclaim, having been called 'a terrific curtain-raiser' (Boston Globe) and 'amusing…an immediate test of the ensemble's mettle' (New York Times). Through acclaim for his music, receipt of a grant through
the Copland Fund, and his impeccable ability to blend, mash, and transform genre, Rutty is a worth contender as a leading experimenter of the 21st century.