NEW YORK (Fountainbleu Ent./ www.fountainbleu.com) - Artists who are hard to define also aren't easy to label. Famed New York guitarist Stew Cutler and his new, just-released Fountainbleu Entertainment CD, "So Many Streams," both defy description - except to note that this easily is one of the most listener-pleasing, easy-to-enjoy jazz album releases in many a moon.
Those words aren't simple hype. Cutler is a personable and coveted guitarist who has backed some of the finest musicians in several genres of music (David Sanborn, Lester Bowie, David
Frizell, and Z.Z. Hill to name but a few). Since he's played blues, rock, jazz, pop, and virtually every other form of music during his already stellar career, it's only natural that "So Many Steams" is a free-flowing stew (no pun intended) of dynamic, groove-filled, and exciting sounds from an nonpareil master of his instrument.
From the funky opening track, "Post Time," to the moody, Delta-themed "The Grindstone," to the unique and funky cover to Jackie DeShannon's classic pop tune "Put a Little
Love in Your Heart" - a perfect sentiment for these troubled times - Stew Cutler is proving to be a master musician whose varied style makes him a perfect addition to jazz, soft jazz, Americana, blues, and even pop radio play lists.
Backed by some of the finest players in modern music - Eliot Sharp, Jeb Loy Nichols, Freedom Bremner and many others - and co-produced by Grammy nominee Rich Gaglia, Rafael Fuentes, and Cutler himself, these are 10 tracks that will suit any mood and any musical persuasion. Just one listen will prove it to the music lover in your life.
"So Many Streams" marks Stew Cutler's third CD and second for Fountainbleu; the critically acclaimed "Trio Music" was released in 2000. He's backed many of the greats in music, but Cutler's time is now. Listen today and see why we consider this one of the finest releases in Fountainbleu's history of bringing you the best in jazz, blues, folk, and roots music.
Stew Cutler's new CD release, So Many Streams, is distributed by Fountainbleu Entertainment. For more information on Cutler, interview requests, or promotional materials, please contact Fountainbleu at (718) 296-8122. http://www.fountainbleu.com/