Excited to publish our first track “Day 16” with ABYSS
live from Funkhaus studio in Berlin.

Project ABYSS brings together some of the most exciting and fresh faces from Jazz in Europe. Heavily rhythmic and melodic, fusion of avant-garde and jazz exploring the possibilities of electronics, ABYSS paints their musical journey with expressive strokes and intense improvisation.

Toms Rudzinskis (Latvia), saxophone, compositions
Igor Osypov (UA), electric guitar
Povel Widestrand (Sweden), keyboards
Tom Berkmann (Germany), electric bass
Fabian Rösch (Germany), drums

Recorded in collaboration with dBs Music Berlin
at Funkhaus Berlin studio

Frida Ekerlin – Lead Sound Engineer
Dima Vavilov – Recording Engineer
Sturla Friðriksson – Assistant

Krišs Veismanis – Mix & Master

ABYSS debut recording is due to be released in Spring 2020

Touring Autumn 2019 & Spring/Summer 2020

I’ve resurrected my Newsletter!

With new material in the making, planning a tour, merch line and all that jazz, I’ve decided to reach out to you guys and share what’s going on in Toms Rudzinskis Music HQ 1-2 times a month via e-mail.

Those who had subscribed since I launched my website in 2012 – you’re still on the list! But very welcome to update your info so I don’t miss you when sending out the New Newsletter.

I’ll keep posting updates from the shed, jam sessions and the casual inspirational quote (let’s call those #jazzspiration quotes) on Instagram and my Facebook page.

I’ll keep it tight, fresh and in good timing 🙌 🎷💥 Life is #jazz.


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PLUS Pedal, the world’s first sustain and sostenuto pedal for all melodic instruments, based around a proprietary audio algorithm that lets users capture and sample small parts of the connected instrument’s signal in real time and loop them into a seamless, warm, and responsive sustained tone. More about PLUS Pedal: https://www.gamechangeraudio.com/pluspedal/

Support Gamechanger Audio newest creation, Motor Synth:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/motor-synth#/

Gear I use:
Selmer SBA saxophone
Gottsu mouthpiece
Rigotti reeds

In this video:
Edna microphone by Ear Trumpet Labs
PLUS Pedal by Gamechanger Audio
Marshall MB30 amp

See me live and catch the pedal in action!: Toms Rudzinskis LIVE

Filmed at Liebig12, a non-profit atelier/projectspace in Berlin Friedrichshain, www.liebig12.net.

Toms Rudzinskis GamechangerAudio Plus Pedal

Gamechanger Audio was founded by four friends committed to exploring the uncharted territories music electronics, to create devices that provide real value while stretching the imagination of both musicians and engineers.

The company has been praised for innovation in creating its inaugural PLUS Pedal, the world’s first sustain and sostenuto pedal for all melodic instruments, based around a proprietary audio algorithm that lets users capture and sample small parts of the connected instrument’s signal in real time and loop them into a seamless, warm, and responsive sustained tone; and its PLASMA Pedal follow-up, forming the basis of a unique approach within the realm of overdrive and distortion by transforming the connected instrument’s live signal into a series of continuous high-voltage discharges within a xenon-filled tube. The latter has since been applied to a 19” Rack format and Eurorack modular format.

The company intends to continue this path with it’s next product, MOTOR Synth, the world’s first electro-mechanical desktop synthesizer. Theircrowdfundign campaign is live until the 28th of June – back it and give youself an amazing Christmas gift!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/motor-synth#/

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Happy to publish to a wider audience the first ABYSS video trailer featuring

Toms Rudzinskis (LV) – compositions, sax
Igor Osypov (UA) – guitar
Povel Widestrand (SWE) – piano
Tom Berkmann (DE) – bass
Fabian Rösch (DE) – drums

Filmed at Side Ways Series, BERLIN.

Excited to continue this project, play, tour, record and more! Stay tuned for more!

– Toms

Happy to announce upcoming dates in May – touring in Baltics!

Exited to see & play with my friends in Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn with Rob Duguay Songevity and Tuomo Uusitalo band. Come out and enjoy the music & play with us at Jam sessions!

04.05 Jazz Cellar 11/ Vilnius
06.05 Teātris – klubs Hamlets / Riga
07.05 Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs / Riga
09.05 Trompete Taproom / Riga
10.05 Trompete Taproom / Riga
17.05 Philly Joe’s Tallinn / Tallinn
21.05 Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs / Riga
23.05 Trompete Taproom / Riga
31.05 The Hat Bar Berlin / Berlin

 

 

Excited to play live with my new acoustic/electronic improvised jazz project “ABYSS” featuring some of the Berlin’s finest musicians. A fusion of avant-garde and jazz exploring the possibilities of electronics. Heavily rhythmic and melodic, incorporating the improvised and unexpected. The material I have been working this year!

Facebook event 👉 https://www.facebook.com/events/360027268188121/

Lineup: 

Toms Rudzinskis (LV) – compositions, sax
Igor Osypov (UA) – guitar
Povel Widestrand (SWE) – synths
Felix Henkelhausen (DE) – bass
Fabian Rösch (DE) – drums


Excited to see you all at these upcoming gigs wrapping up with a big blast on March 7 at Side-Ways Series 🎷wih Toms Rudzinskis Quintet! Get ready for some fresh material!

12.02. Zig Zag Jazz Club Berlin
22.02. Solmu Pub Helsinki
23.02. Jazz Season @ Garden by Olo Helsinki
24.02. Trompete Taproom Riga
28.02. The Hat Bar Berlin
02.03. Donau Conversations at Donau115 Donau115 Berlin
03.03. The Hat Bar Berlin
07.03. Side – Ways Series > https://www.facebook.com/events/328889697964621/