Nice & Slow

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The 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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The 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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2001
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075678344428
  • Catalog Number: 83444
  • Sales rank: 3,893

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just Another Day (5:02)
  2. 2 Get It On (4:05)
  3. 3 Nice & Slow - Sherree (4:43)
  4. 4 I Could Get Used to This (4:22)
  5. 5 Without Your Love (4:51)
  6. 6 Someone (3:47)
  7. 7 Prelude to Together Tonight (0:36)
  8. 8 Together Tonight (5:41)
  9. 9 All About You (3:58)
  10. 10 I Wanna Know - Kirk Whalum (6:42)
  11. 11 Someone (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brian Culbertson Primary Artist, Bass, Piano, Strings, Trombone, Trumpet, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Synthesizer Bass
Herb Alpert Trumpet
Dave Koz Soprano Saxophone
John Patitucci Sampling
Ricky Peterson Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer
Jeff Lorber fender rhodes
Sheree Track Performer
Trey Lorenz Vocals, Background Vocals
Alex Al Bass
Lenny Castro Percussion
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
John Skippy Lehmkuhl Sampling
Tony Maiden Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Marcus Miller Sampling
Richard Patterson Bass
Donnell Spencer Background Vocals
Kirk Whalum Tenor Saxophone
Michael Hart Thompson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Synthesizer Guitar, E-bow
Kenny Lattimore Vocals, Background Vocals
Eddie Miller & His Orchestra fender rhodes
Eddie Miller fender rhodes
Oscar Seaton Drums
Stephen Lu Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
The Webb Brothers Track Performer
Paul Mabin Background Vocals
Jim Reid Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Jeff Lorber Arranger, Engineer
Brian Culbertson Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming
Guy Eckstine Arranger, Executive Producer
Steve Hall Mastering
Donnell Spencer Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Michael Hart Thompson Engineer
Kenny Lattimore Vocal Arrangements
Craig Bauer Producer, Engineer
Scott Steiner Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing
Lynn Kowalewski Art Direction
Stephen Lu Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
Eddie King Engineer
Jim Reid Arranger
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