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Rick Cutler

The Unfolding

Release Date: March 17, 2023

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Rick 'Machine' Cutler Grooving
1 Airwaves  
2 Dusk Over The Antique Shop  
3 Hymn #6  
4 Brothers & Sisters  
5 Hymn #5  
6 Exit  
7 Butterfly  
8 A Walk In Rio  
9 Hymn #7  
10 Whisper Of A Memory  
11 Straight & Bent  
12 Lullaby For Chris  
13 Irish Prelude  
14 Viennese Walking Streets  
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Keyboardist-Drummer-Composer for Dateline NBC, Later TODAY, the theme for the NY Yankees: Rick Cutler, Releases: ‘The Unfolding.’ The album combines different sized groups of musicians, including solo piano, duo, trio as well as a quintet. With a wide range of styles such as jazz, new age, and piano, with 12 new original compositions, including a cover of synth-pioneer Thomas Dolby’s “Airwaves,” using vocal, keyboards, and spoken word, as well as “Butterfly” by Tokyo-based guitarist Hiroki Endo. “Exit’ reunites his fusion band from the ‘70s that toured with Gloria Gaynor as her backing band and opening act, with pianist Mark Soskin, Sonny Rollins’ pianist and renowned jazz drummer Billy Mintz. 

Rick has been playing drums since the age of 5 and keyboards since his teens, studying at Julliard School with Chick Corea. Performing in Broadway shows including Hair, The Wiz, Candide, They're Playing Our Song, Woman of the Year and Seesaw, Ray has composed music for TV, including the Emmy-nominated theme for Dateline NBC, Later Today on NBC, the theme for the New York Yankees on the MSG network and the Outlaws & Lawmen mini-series on the Discovery channel.

Touring as keyboardist and drummer for Liza Minnelli, Ray performed in her Tony-winning Broadway show, "Liza's At The Palace.” For 18 years, he served as keyboardist and musical director for Gregory Hines and "Boom," performed at the nationally-televised Gala For The President and Mrs. Clinton. He also composed the music for The Gregory Hines Show on CBS and was one of the original percussionists for Leonard Bernstein's "Mass," for the opening of the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

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