Stew Cutler is a New York based guitarist and Insignia, his debut for The Naim Label, provides plenty of trademarks. Presenting a perfectly balanced blend of funk, melodic jazz and rock 'n' roll, Stew is a musician from the Hendrix school of guitar. Alternating smoothly between a myriad of styles, he employs a mellow approach with the result that even the crazy bits are dripping with cool. Insignia is a trio recording in the fullest sense of the word rather than two rhythm voices backing up the lead, featuring the huge and fluent talent of Garry Bauer on drums and Booker King playing crystal clear, bone vibrating bass. Having trained with electric bass master Harvey Brooks, Stew proceeded to perform all over the world with Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett, James Montgomery and Eddie Ffloyd. Not satisfied with this, he has also recorded with legends such as Bill Frisell, David Sanbourne and Wayne Horvitz.