Rare is the opportunity for an artist to revisit their first work – handicapped by limitations beyond their control – reshaping it into the full vision of what they always had in mind. Celebrating his 20th anniversary as a recording artist, multi-award winner Brian Culbertson is realizing that dream by making his 14th CD an all-star re-imagination of his very first 11-song project, Long Night Out. The new title: Another Long Night Out, featuring special guests Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather, Chuck Loeb, Candy Dulfer, Larry Dunn, Nathan East, Jonathan Butler, Russ Freeman, Rick Braun, Ray Parker Jr., Paul Jackson Jr., Eric Marienthal, David Benoit, Jeff Kashiwa, Michael “Patches” Stewart, the Yellowjackets’ rhythm section of Jimmy Haslip, Will Kennedy and (in among his last sessions) Ricky Lawson.
Much has changed since Brian’s maiden musical venture of February1994. The Illinois-native’s skills as an all-around musician (composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, band leader and recording company entrepreneur) have elevated ten-fold. His Rolodex of willing and ready top-tier peers has grown by leaps and bounds. He has gained the creative independence to embark on such an endeavor following 13 #1 hits as an artist and 13 more as a producer and/or composer then funnel all of that experience and knowledge into his own BCM Entertainment company. All this makes Another Long Night Out a personal and professional milestone of tremendous achievement.
“With this being my 20th anniversary, it was the perfect moment to approach this project I have been planning for some time now,” Culbertson states. “After all the recent R&B vocal collaborations and the Bringing Back The Funk project, it felt like the right time to return to the instrumental contemporary jazz setting that my fans have loved by me from the very beginning.”
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