Culbertson, Brian

BCM Entertainment, 2020CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: funk
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 93
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Smooth jazz keyboardist, composer and producer Brian Culbertson serves up a set of funky jazz with some retro infusions that will bring Baby Boomers back into the fold! They open with “Get Up!” featuring Byron Chambers on the talkbox giving us memories of Zapp. Bootsy Collins shows up for “Dance Like This”. And he’s still popping at 68! Ray Parker, Jr. (g) is featured on “The Hangout” and he shows up on a few other songs as well. Paul Jackson Jr. (g), Alex Al (b), Khari Parker (d, perc), Jubu Smith (g), Lenny Castro (congas, perc) and Ricky Peterson (B3) put the classic funk into it. Avery Sunshine (vocals) softens things with “More Than Thankful” and Noel Goudin breaks up the intensity with a soulful calling on “The Truth”. XX is an album providing a retrospective on funk ushered into the 21st century by Culbertson.


Publicist: Great Scott