Let's Get Started
It's On Tonight
The Way You Feel
Dreaming Of You
Wear It Out
Love Will Never Let You Down
- Personnel: Brian Culbertson (trumpet, trombone, piano, keyboards, bass synthesizer, percussion, drum programming, background vocals); Brian Culbertson; Michelle Culbertson (vocals, violin); Ledisi (vocals); Tony Maiden (guitar, wah-wah guitar); Jorge Evans (guitar); Michael Thompson , J. Michael Thompson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Tim Stewart (electric guitar, nylon-string guitar); Ricky Peterson (Hammond b-3 organ); Stephen Lu (keyboards, bass synthesizer, programming, drum programming); Marcus Miller, Alex Al (bass instrument); Marc Nelson, Patti Austin (vocals, background vocals); Will Downing (vocals); Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar, electric guitar); Micah Otano (acoustic guitar); Kirk Whalum, Eric Darius, Boney James (tenor saxophone); Chris Botti (trumpet); Greg Phillinganes (Fender Rhodes piano).
- Audio Mixer: Peter Mokran.
- Recording information: BCM Studios.
- Photographer: Lisa Peardon.
- Arrangers: Brian Culbertson; Stephen Lu.
- With its seething, laid-back funk beats and steamy lyrics full of obvious references to romantic trysts, it doesn't get any sexier than Brian Culbertson's IT'S ON TONIGHT. A number of prominent crossover jazz artist lend their talents here. For example, the downtempo title track features a sensual R&B vocal from singer Will Downing. Later, saxophonist Boney James' mellifluous lines become the focus of "The Way You Feel." On "Secret Affair," relative newcomer Chris Botti plays Miles Davis-influenced riffs over a spacious one-chord vamp (and his use of a Harmon mute creates that smoky, late-night effect).
- Kirk Whalum's silky tenor saxophone beautifully complements Patti Austin's soulful voice on "Love Will Never Let You Down," a seductive ballad about love's resilience. Instrumental tracks such as "Sensuality" and "Touch Me" combine relaxing atmospherics with deep-pocketed grooves. Through it all, Culbertson's smooth keys and horn lines (he plays both trumpet and trombone) shimmer and shine.
Producer: Brian Culbertson, Stephen Lu, Scott Steiner, Brian Culbertson, Stephen Lu
Format: CD (1 Disc); Stereo
Guest Artist: Will Downing; Boney James; Chris Botti; Patti Austin; Kirk Whalum; Marcus Miller; Greg Phillinganes; Ricky Peterson
Release Date: 11 July, 2005
Label: GRP (USA)