It has always been a dream of mine to release an album of my own music, but when it came time to seriously consider putting something out there for everyone to hear, I had to step back and put some time into deciding exactly what to record & how I'd want it presented. What was most important to me in this process was answering the question, 'What, if anything, in my musical expression could be considered uniquely my own'' I decided on the solo piano approach and felt that what I came up with did justice to the music and satisfied my desire to present something that I could call my own. The title "Sanctuaries" came to mind partially referencing the beautiful Wayne Shorter composition 'Sanctuary,' but more so because I feel these pieces put me in a peaceful place. My hope is that this album can have a similar effect on the listener....Rick Cutler
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Rick Cutler talks 'Women & Children' with 1015The Hawk
Women & Children is Rick Cutler's fifth album. An album which he produced, that expands on his previous work by including ensembles of different sizes, from solo to quintet. Women & Children is rich with jazz, classical as well as folk influences. All of the pieces are written by Cutler with the exception of Time, written by Tom Waits. His process, for the most part, is to write a piece witho...
KCRW 'Rhythm Planet Jukebox' features new releases from; Sharon Isbin, Rick Cutler & Mehmet Ali Sanlikol
KCRW; Los Angeles 'Rhythm Planet Jukebox' – Jazz, Brazilian, World, and More playlist includes; Turkish musician Mehmet Ali Sanlikol's new album The Rise Up: Stories of Strife, Struggle, and Inspiration features sax veteran Dave Liebman, and was inspired in part by the artist's admiration for the Miles Davis/Gil Evans classic Sketches of Spain. The new album is structured around three e...
'Women & Children.' Exuberant eclectic originals by Rick Cutler / Contemporary Fusion Reviews
It's been a good while since I reviewed multi-instrumentalist Rick's work in issue # 110, where he got good marks from me… on his fifth release, he gives us some of the most exuberant and eclectic originals you will hear in 2020. Though I didn't see any LIVE performances from the new adventure, you can check out several of his albums when you SUBSCRIBE to the Rick Cutler YouTube topic channe...
Rick Cutler's Women & Children is a colorful, lyrical, spiritual, grooving and meditative, 12 track romp / JWVIBE
With an eclectic whirlwind of a resume that includes work on hit Broadway shows, an Emmy nomination for co-writing the theme to "Dateline," MD and keyboardist for late tap legend Gregory Hines and work with everyone from Liza Minelli, Freddie Hubbard and Donna Summer, it was only a matter of time before composer, pianist and drummer Rick Cutler really cut loose in his solo career and presented a freewhee...
Rick Cutler discusses 'Daydreams (Probably)' with axs
Daydreams (Probably) is the new album from multi-instrumentalist, Rick Cutler. The album was released earlier this month, on New Dude Records. Cutler has a rich Broadway history and co-wrote the theme from "Dateline NBC," which was nominated for an Emmy Award. He's performed and recorded with a long list of legends from Leonard Bernstein to Liza Minnelli to Steve Van Zandt, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbar...
Rick Cutler - Daydreams (Probably) / Blogfoolk review
"Daydreams (Probably)" is an interesting album that runs and expands the classic and consolidated format "single plane" enriching elusive percussive nuances that clearly reveal the background of Cutler. Approaching very soon the music, he grasped the first chopsticks at the age of five and a half years later heading to the keyboards and then deepen the study of both instruments at the prestigious Julliar...
Rick Cutler creates a rare atmosphere of sweetness and intelligence on' Daydreams (Probably)' / Huffington Post
If the American Songbook has a rhyme befitting the Emmy-nominated multi-instrumentalist Rick Cutler, it's "gentle…. sentimental." His latest album "Daydreams (Probably)" is the musical essence of a person whose gift is creating a rare atmosphere of sweetness and intelligence. Set for release on Feb. 10th, his son's birthday, Rick Cutler's album "Daydreams (Probably)" produced on his own label New ...
Rick Cutler - Daydreams (Probably) / Rogers Review
Rick Cutler's musical history is truly impressive. For 18 years, he was a musical director and keyboardist for Gregory Hines, and he worked in Broadway shows such as "The Wiz" and "Hair". Now he's set to release his new album "Daydreams (Probably)" February 10th of this year. While you're waiting for the release, let's talk about this album. What stood out to me was that "Amuse Bouche" has six ident...
Rick Cutler - Daydreams (Probably) / JP's music blog review
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Rick Cutler will be releasing his brand new studio album titled "Daydreams (Probably)," on February 10th. It will be his first album to feature songs other than his own. The new 21-song collection begins with with the gentle striking of cymbals, before leading into the classical piano solo "Overalls." Cutler performs all of the instruments himself on this new release an...
Rick Cutler - From the Silence / Jazz Weekly review
Pianist/composer Rick Cutler goes solo here, and he creates a warm and intimate mood with his collection of originals. Reflective and ruminating pieces permeate the release, with patient and private sounds emanating from his hands on " Painted Air Delusions" or the stately "Please You Freely." Reflective sounds on "From the Silence" or "Morning Song" contrast with a more ominous "Robbery At Midnight," &n...
Rick Cutler's dream comes true with 'Sanctuaries', an album of his own music
The Story of Sanctuaries
It has always been a dream of mine to release an album of my own music, but when it came time to seriously consider putting something out there for everyone to hear, I had to step back and put some time into deciding exactly what to record & how I'd want it presented. What was most important to me in this process was answering the question, "What, if anything, in ...
Rick Cutler. Expressing 2 sides of his personality
When people find out that I play both piano & drums they sometimes mention what an "interesting" combination that is. Although I've never given it much thought, when I ponder it for a moment, it seems as though it simply gives me outlets to express 2 sides of my musical personality. To record my 2 solo piano CDs, however, I did have to overcome the hurdle of thinking of myself as a drummer w...
Multitalented multi-instrumentalist Rick Cutler releases 'First Melancholy, Then The Night Stretch'
First Melancholy, Then The Night Stretch, the sophomore solo piano album from multitalented multi-instrumentalist Rick Cutler, is a marvelous second effort that delivers upon the promise of his debut disc, 'Sanctuaries' (which received words of praise from David Bowie's keyboardist Mike Garson and former Sonny Rollins' pianist, Mark Soskin). An eclectic artist, Cutler eschews the cat...