Alex Rüedi

17.05.1958

Alex Rüedi was born in Wattwil, St Gallen. Following his compulsary education, he completed his apprenticeship in carpentry.
In 1978 he began a three-year study at the Swiss Jazz School in Berne with saxophone under Andy Scherrer and transverse flute under Irniger Querflöte.
In 1982 he began a four-year study in the classical saxophone under Iwan Roth at the 'Musikakademie Basel' (Basel Academy of Music) and Flute studies under Gail Roth at the 'Musikschule Basel' (Basel School of Music). In 1982 he commenced work as a teacher at the Oberwalliser music school, and in 1986 graduated with a teacher's diploma, 1986 also saw the founding of the 'Alex Rüedi Big Band' and the 'Rhodan Saxophonquartetts'. In 1987 he was a founding member of the Oberwalliser Wind Band. Since circa 1990 he is additionally active as a freelance composer.
Since 1987 he is organiser of the annual chamber music week in Goppisberg, Rosswald, and since 1997 organiser of the Rock and Jazz Week in Blatten.
Since 1994 he is a course instructor (big band) at the summer music course in Arosa. In 1995 he attended a direction and composition course given by the internationally acclaimed bandleader and composer George Gruntz.
He also attended a course in 1996 in Basel given by the top saxophonist Michael Brecker from the USA. Since 1997 he is saxophonist, composer and arranger with the Oberwalliser jazz formation 'Jazz GmbH'. In 2001 he received an invitation to the Northern German Big Band Festival in Dinklage (Bremen) with the 'Alex Rüedi Big Band' and in September 2001 he was invited to the International Jazz Festival in Vinnytsia (Ukraine) with the Jazz Quartet 'Jptrio plus one'.

Alex Rüedi
Sandweg 31
CH-3900 Brig-Gamsen
Fon: +41 (0)27 923 42 88
E-mail: alex.rueedi@rhone.ch
Web: http://www.alexrueedi.ch


Samples:


Scores


Some Notes For Amadeo (1992)
5'
for quintet (as, ts, pf, db, perc)
Order No: 16001, sFr. 18.00
(Parts: sFr. 22.-; 14.50)

Jazzquartett No. 1 (1994)
4'
for saxophone quartet (ss.as.ts.bars)
Order No: 16004, sFr. 16.00
(Parts: sFr. 24.-; 16.00)
Slowly - Presto.

The Last Button (1994)
5'
for big-band (5sx, 4tpt, 4tbn, pf, db, perc)
Order No: 16012, sFr. 34.00
(Parts: sFr. 32.-; 21.50)

Delightful Moments (1994)
6'
for big-band (5sx, 4tpt, 4tbn, pf, db, perc)
Order No: 16013, sFr. 29.00
(Parts: sFr. 52.-; 34.50)

Drei Jazzideen (1995)
8'30
for alto saxophone and organ
Order No: 16005, sFr. 44.00
Moderato - Lento - Allegro.

Sandsaaga (1996)
6'
for percussion ensemble (7 percussionists, 3 mallets, marimba, percussion, timpani, drumset)
Order No: 16002, sFr. 16.00
(Parts: sFr. 18.-; 12.00)

En Ufsteller (1996)
3'
for violin (or alto saxophone) and piano
Order No: 16003, sFr. 16.00

Mättju (1996)
4'30
Trio
for flute, alto saxophone (or clarinet/soprano saxhophone) and piano
Order No: 16006, sFr. 21.00
(Parts: sFr. 12.-; 8.00)

Äxgüsi (1996)
7'30
for big-band (5sx, 4tpt, 4tbn, pf, db, perc)
Order No: 16015, sFr. 34.00
(Parts: sFr. 46.-; 30.00)

Erex (1997)
5'
Septett
for trumpet, flute, klarinet, trombone, piano, bass and percussion
Order No: 16010, sFr. 23.00
(Parts: sFr. 28.-; 18.50)

Hale Bopp (1997)
15'
for 18 instruments (2.1.2.1.as/1.2.1.0/2perc/pf/2.0.1.1)
Order No: 16011, sFr. 70.00
Moderato - Andante - Allegro.

Sandrino (1998)
5'
Septet
for trumpet, flute, klarinet, trombone, piano, bass and percussion
Order No: 16008, sFr. 16.00
(Parts: sFr. 14.-; 9.50)

Gamsamba (1998)
5'30
Septet
for trumpet, flute, klarinet, trombone, piano, bass and percussion
Order No: 16009, sFr. 16.00
(Parts: sFr. 26.-; 17.50)

After Lunch (1999)
4'
Septet
for trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, piano, bass and percussion
Order No: 16007, sFr. 16.00
(Parts: sFr. 26.-; 17.50)

Goal (1999)
5'
for big-band (5sx, 4tpt, 4tbn, pf, db, perc)
Order No: 16014, sFr. 34.00
(Parts: sFr. 46.-; 30.00)

To you (2004)
11'
ssx, asx ,tsx, pno, bass, dr
Order No: 16016, sFr. 18.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 20.-; 20.-)

Quit evening (2005)
5'
ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx, pno, bass, dr
Order No: 16017, sFr. 16.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 18.-; 20.-)

Outlooks (2006)
7'
ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx, pno, bass, dr
Order No: 16018, sFr. 21.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 20.-; 20.-)

Interact (2006)
5'
ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx.pno, bass, dr
Order No: 16019, sFr. 23.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 18.-; 18.-)

Marina d' oru (2006)
10'
ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx, pno, bass, dr
Order No: 16020, sFr. 34.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 26.-; 26.-)

Balma (2006)
11'
ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx
Order No: 16021, sFr. 31.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 40.-; 40.-)

Flautetto (2007)
14'
for 2 flutes, alto flute, bass flute (or 2fl, 2afl)
Order No: 16022, sFr. 44.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 38.-; 38.-)

Blechtett (2009)
15'
for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba
Order No: 16023, sFr. 47.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 46.-; 46.-)


Discs


Jazz GmbH - Cheer up
A Jazz History in 13 Songs
(Jazz GmbH)



SME/EMS Order Nr.: 174
Price CHF: 20.-

Morning in Salina
Alex Rüedi:
Morning in Salina
(Alex Rüedi Big Band)



SME/EMS Order Nr.: 173
Price CHF: 20.-



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