CD #5 done!! The title of the CD will be Women & Children and the release date is May 22. Very, very excited to have you all hear it! I’ll be adding a shot of the front cover fairly soon.
It's been quite awhile since I updated this page but, now that I finished mixing CD#5, it seems like the right time. The project began all the way back in the fall of 2018 and now, 26 pieces later, it's very close to completion. First I want to mention my engineer, Sam Palumbo. A great guy, great work ethic, possessing much knowledge of his craft (he'd very often be thinking one step ahead of me), creative & willing to try anything & everything. Just the perfect engineer for me. The 26 pieces will be…Read more
Had a great day in the studio for record # 5 with special guests Charlotte Durkee on vocals and Bill Hayes on glass armonica. I’m told the glass armonica was invented in the 1700s by Benjamin Franklin. If you do a Google or Wikipedia search you’ll find some strange stories associated with it. You can go to the Photos page to see what it looks like. I’ll be going in next month to hopefully finish up the solo piano pieces. Then comes the bands!
A piece of mine, "Elegy:Epilogue" from the "From The Silence" album has just been chosen to be part of a new short film titled, "The Parting." It's about dealing with cancer & how to die with dignity. It was done by my friend, Richard Wilson who's battling the disease himself. I give him much credit for continuing to create his art through this rough time. It's very moving. Not out yet, but I'll keep you posted on when & where you'll be able to see it. In the meantime, maybe you can squeeze in a prayer for…Read more
Here's a little video that my daughter Charlotte did of one of the pieces from the Daydreams album. Pretty cool, I think.
Here's a really nice interview that came out recently from AXS: http://bit.ly/2mH52kM
Here's a nice review that just came down the pipe: http://michaelsmusiclog.blogspot.com/2017/02/rick-cutler-daydreams-probably-2017-cd.html
Transmitting From NYC Well, it's been a long, long time since I've entered anything on the site but today is very special as it marks the release of my 4th CD, Daydreams (Probably). I honestly feel that this is the best work I've done thus far & hope you may take a listen, even if it's just checking out some samples, on iTunes for example. Here, in addition to acoustic piano, I also play electric piano, drums, keyboards & soprano saxophone. Another new element is that I've included 3 cover tunes (2 with…Read more
Transmitting From NYC... A couple of year end tidbits of news: Proud to say that I played on some cues for season 2 of the Netflix show, Lilyhammer. Steve Van Zandt mentioned every single musician by name in the closing credits. What a great guy! Also, the 3rd consecutive holiday show where I played drums & percussion as part of Lee Musiker's trio with the NY Philharmonic Brass Quintet at Avery Fisher Hall went great! Wishing everyone a great holiday season & new year! Speak to you again in 2014.
Transmitting From NYC... We broke 100! 102 radio stations now playing tracks from the new "From The Silence" CD! Yay!