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Rick Cutler's Women & Children is a colorful, lyrical, spiritual, grooving and meditative, 12 track romp / JWVIBE

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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 freewheeling showcase of everything he can do in a single collection. 

After 15 years mostly focused on piano works (with a few vocals and percussive elements chiming in), that inspiring, multi-faceted journey arrives with Women & Children – a colorful, often lyrical, sometimes spiritual, alternately grooving and meditative 12 track romp exploring the multiple muses of his life. Fans of Cutler's long-established beautiful solo piano flow will gravitate first towards graceful ivory-centered tracks like "Green," "Hymn #4" and the truly hypnotic (thus perfectly titled) "Trance." 

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