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All About You (LP Version)
All About You (LP Version)
Brian Culbertson
Nice & Slow

《all about you》

Brian Culbertson从上世纪90年代中期开始活跃的年轻钢琴家Brian Culbertson在现代爵士界的地位已如日中天,他集制作、创作、编曲、演奏(不止钢琴)等多项才华于一身,而且每一项都能做的非常好。

Brian Culbertson1973年1月12日生于美国伊利诺斯州的德克托,其父亲Jim Culbertson是一名资深的高中爵士乐团导师和小号手,自小Brian Culbertson就听他父亲平常听的像the Brecker Brothers、David Sanborn等人的融合爵士乐;同时,他也喜欢70年代一些RB/pop/funk类的音乐,如: Tower of Power、Earth, Wind Fire等乐队。8岁那年接受钢琴课程,9岁转到鼓演奏,12岁到贝司。由于对古典乐章反复演奏的厌倦,上初中时,他便开始自己创作现代流行音乐。到Culbertson上高中时,由于深受制作人兼创作人David Foster的影响,他就已经担任自己的音乐Long Night Out制作人,一个人包揽所有乐器部分的演奏,并对其加以编排。当然也正因为此,早早成就了Brian Culbertson这样一个全能选手. 多年来, 在WEA旗下推出了数张受欢迎的唱片, 和不少出色的乐手合作, 例如有David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Herb Alpert等合作, 之后在2005年正式加盟GRP Records并推出首张大碟, 充满感性的精彩录音! 他的音乐,演奏旋律性强,RB与Funk味并重,非常时尚,深受都市年轻人的喜爱。

Brian Culbertson的名字已经在爵士乐界活跃了十年多, 很早以前, 他已经出版第一张个人大碟, Long Night Out, 是由他亲自监制的; 他不单止懂得玩多种的乐器, 更懂作曲, 他的才华令到他当年年纪轻轻已得到爵士乐权威杂志Down Beat的赞赏, 名气渐增!! 多年来, 在WEA旗下推出了数张受欢迎的唱片, 和不少出色的乐手合作, 例如有David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Herb Alpert等合作, 之后在今年(2005)正式加盟GRP Records并推出首张大碟, 充满感性的精彩录音!!

《Nice & Slow》简介:

by Jonathan WidranThe artists in smooth jazz whose success endures the longest are those who develop an identifying trademark in their style -- when you hear their song, you know it's them. A veteran of the genre at age 28, keyboardist Brian Culbertson has over the years made his particular imprint a very distinctive interaction with horns. On his latest, Nice & Slow, he's sometimes even the one playing them. On the throbbing, funky "Get It On," his high register piano musings take verses on their own, then blend on the chorus sections with Jim Reid's tenor and a snazzy trumpet and trombone section played by Culbertson; there's also a brief section where his horns do a call and response with the keys. Reid's tenor takes on a Steve Cole like "double tone" flavor on the mid-tempo groover "Without Your Love," which is given a bluesy effect with the Hammond B-3 of Ricky Peterson. Peterson's B-3 simmers coolly behind Culbertson's reflective melody -- which joins on the chorus with Kirk Whalum's lush tenor -- on "I Wanna Know." Culbertson wrote the moody, retro soul-flavored "Just Another Day" with Jeff Lorber, and duets on the chorus with the unmistakable breezy tones of Herb Alpert's trumpet. The soft-spoken "I Could Get Used to This" features Dave Koz's soprano in a more quiet harmonic role. Koz co-wrote one of the most memorable tracks, the ultra-hooky "All About You," but ironically doesn't play a note; thus we get to hear Culbertson adorned only with the balmy acoustic guitar caress of Michael Thompson. Culbertson has also become a happy member of the "soulful vocals are cool" brigade, providing the grooves behind an emotional Sheree & Trey Lorenz on the title track and the ultra-romantic "Someone," featuring Kenny Lattimore. 

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