Magazine article IAJRC Journal

First Melancholy, Then the Night Stretch

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

First Melancholy, Then the Night Stretch

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Rick Cutler

First Melancholy, Then The Night Stretch

New Dude Records NDR 102

Rick Cutler (p)

Isle of Words Forgotten/Gentle Nightmare/Charlotte's Roads Before Her/ Alien Landscape 1/Debussy/From Then Till Now/Meaduring Eternity/Noise (For Tony Williams)/Alien Landscape 2/Song For Noel/Indian Sunset/A Dance/Hymn/Thank You (For McCoy Tyner)/Alien Landscape 3/Who Needs Words?/A Song You've Heard Before/Going Home. TT 62:45

This 2010 release is entirely devoted to the compositions of Rick Cutler, who seems to revel in clever titles that have little or no relation to the music (notes might help). The music on this disc reminds me of nothing so much as the George Winston/Windham Hill recordings of the 1970s and 80s in which blue notes and dissonance were avoided like a whore in church. …

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