Saturday, June 16, 2012

Brian Culbertson “Dreams”

Born on January 12, 1973 Brian Culbertson is a musician and instrumentalist from Decatur, Illinois. He is the son of jazz band director and trumpeter Jim Culbertson. Brian plays the keyboard and trombone. Brian’s music is heavily influenced by funk. He has been putting more vocals in his music. Some of the vocalist he has used is Trey Lorenz, Marc Nelson, Kenny Lattimore and Avant. Brian has worked as a composer and arranger for some well-known jazz artist like Dave Koz, Peter White, Richard Elliot, Jeff Lorber, Michael Lington and legendary A&M Record’s composer and producer Herb Alpert. The cast of musicians he has on this album are Alex Al, John "Jubu" Smith, Eric Marienthal, Michael Stever, Ray Parker, Jr., Rex Rideout, and Rob "Fonksta" Bacon. The songs I really enjoy on this album are “Later Tonight”, “No Limits”, and “Still Here”, “You’re My Music”, “Dream”, “Lights Off and The Journey. Brian has blended adult-oriented R&B with contemporary jazz on the “Dreams” album. On vocals he has Staley Williams (Mint Condition), Vivian Green, and Noel Gourd in. This album is worth buying, it is smooth jazz and R&B at its best.


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