Born: May 14, 1958 Primary Instrument: Percussion
Randy was born in Great Falls, Montana. He studied piano starting at age 4 and guitar starting at age 8. At age 10 he began study of the drums. Randy began playing music professionally (mostly rock and some country) with local groups at age 13. At age 20, he began to study mallet percussion, in particular the vibraphone, which has now become the main staple of Randy's professional life as a musician.
In 1985, Randy relocated to Trenton NJ, then to the Philadelphia area in 1989. He was a regular member of Bill Hollis’s quartet and soon began working regularly and recording with the Barry Sames Jazz Ensemble. Randy was a regular member of the late pianist Eddie Green’s group and was featured on Eddie’s last CD, Shades of Green. He has also played and recorded with Walter Bell and the Latin Jazz Unit. Recent work has focused The Birdhouse Project, a trio with Jim Miller and Tyrone Brown, performing the compositions of Charlie Parker. Randy is also featured on Jim Miller's newest album It's Another playing marimba....
...performance-driven pieces with spiritual inflections. These clearly beautiful beings have the right intentions... the production is clearly well-thought-out... --LA Yoga Magazine 7/07
We are honored by their tribute to Omega,” --Carla Goldstein, Director of External Affairs, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, 7/19/07
Awaiting the Spirit
Tracks: Great is Thy Faithfulness, Awaiting the Spirit, Blessed Assurance
Tracks: O Come Emmanuel,Away in the Manger,Tender Time of Year,Go Tell It on the Mountain
Shades of Green
Tracks: All tracks
Live In Sedona
Walter Bell and the Latin Jazz Unit
Tracks: Ray's Spot, Summertime
Tracks: All Tracks
Meditations for Percussion and Flute
Randy and Marianne Sutin
Balanced American Music
Tracks: All Tracks
Tracks: High Point, Green Zone Blues
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