So Many Streams

So Many Streams

by Stew Cutler
     
 
After years of playing with such prestigious jazz-rock musicians as Bill Frisell, David Sanborn and Wayne Horvitz, as well as releasing two CDs under his own name and performed with a trio which included Harry Bruer and

Overview

After years of playing with such prestigious jazz-rock musicians as Bill Frisell, David Sanborn and Wayne Horvitz, as well as releasing two CDs under his own name and performed with a trio which included Harry Bruer and Booker King, guitarist Stew Cutler broadens his musical horizons even more, working with 14 different musicians to create So Many Streams. Impressively, the addition of so many musicians has not cluttered Cutler's clean and precise guitar licks. Yet inversely, it's not until well into the second song, "Not to Worry," that the uninitiated listener might realize that this is an album spotlighting a guitarist, so generous and unassuming is Cutler's playing on opener, "Post Time." A majority of Streams falls under the adult-oriented jazz umbrella, and Jeb Loy Nichols' sub-Van Morrison vocals on "Sparrow in the Kitchen" doesn't help matters. On the other hand, "Something to Think About" takes a traditional blues approach that finds Cutler's picking at its most intense, particularly when he doubles and triples notes against the sparse backing of organ, bass and drums. And Mary Jean Cutler's torch song-blues croon on "Feel Your Presence" makes a much better argument for adding singing to Cutler's mostly instrumental oeuvre.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/2004
Label:
Fountainbleu Ent.
UPC:
0700702101424
catalogNumber:
21014
Rank:
254385

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stew Cutler   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar,Guitar (Resonator)
Elliott Sharp   Guitar,Soloist
Joe Mardin   Drums
Jeb Loy Nichols   Vocals
Rob Clores   Piano,Keyboards
Alfredo Hidrovo   Percussion
Peck Almond   Trumpet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Horn Section
Dan Cipriano   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Booker King   Bass,Bass Guitar,Electric Upright Bass
Pierre Andre   Group Member
Garry Bruer   Drums
Freedom Brenner   Vocals
Mary Jean Cutler   Vocals
Gary Bruer   Drums
Peck Almond   Trumpet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jimmy Holiday   Composer
Stew Cutler   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Jackie DeShannon   Composer
Randy Meyers   Composer
Jeb Loy Nichols   Composer
Rob Clores   Composer
Peck Almond   Horn Arrangements
Scott Johnson   Art Direction
Rafael Fuentes   Producer
Rich Gaglia   Producer,Audio Production
Rafael Fuentes   Audio Production

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