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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
There is a strange but beautiful irony that occurs when an artist writes a great song upon the death of a loved one. Doubtful that Brian Culbertson was aiming for one of Somethin' Bout Love's Atlantic most emotionally rich tunes when he wrote the powerful gospel of "I'm Gonna Miss You" for his late manager Howard Lowe II, but he and co-writer/vocalist Lori Perry achieve just that. Unlike similar tunes in American culture that come across as generic, the poignant lyrics are specific to the artist-manager relationship, adding to the tune's uniqueness. The previous ten tracks are typically engaging Culbertson: irresistibly bubbly piano melodies over easy funk grooves, and ...
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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
There is a strange but beautiful irony that occurs when an artist writes a great song upon the death of a loved one. Doubtful that Brian Culbertson was aiming for one of Somethin' Bout Love's Atlantic most emotionally rich tunes when he wrote the powerful gospel of "I'm Gonna Miss You" for his late manager Howard Lowe II, but he and co-writer/vocalist Lori Perry achieve just that. Unlike similar tunes in American culture that come across as generic, the poignant lyrics are specific to the artist-manager relationship, adding to the tune's uniqueness. The previous ten tracks are typically engaging Culbertson: irresistibly bubbly piano melodies over easy funk grooves, and engaging guest shots by genre artists like saxman Steve Cole whose alto jams alongside the piano on the hook as Ricky Peterson's Hammond B-3 simmers like a finger on the trigger in the background, Paul Jackson, Jr., Wayman Tisdale, and Dave Koz. Part of the Culbertson lore has him becoming a smooth jazz star while pursuing his love of film scoring. "The Rise and Fall Of Loving You," a powerful duet with Koz, soars like the climactic scene in a romantic movie. Culbertson should also further cultivate his love for brassy R&B/blues funk, as the jammin' "Back in the Day" -- featuring the keyboardist playing trumpet and trombone -- which rings like a classic Earth, Wind & Fire type tune.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/1999
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678323720
  • Catalog Number: 83237
  • Sales rank: 19,071

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brian Culbertson Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Bass, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet, Keyboards, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass
Howard Hewett Vocals
Dave Koz Saxophone
Ricky Peterson Hammond Organ
Michael Thompson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Josie Aiello Background Vocals
Alex Al Bass
Lenny Castro Percussion
Ray Fuller Guitar
Steve Grisette Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ricky Lawson Drums
Tony Maiden Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Lori Perry Vocals, Background Vocals
Richard Patterson Bass
Donnell Spencer Vocals
Todd Sucherman Drums
Fred White Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Ad-Libs
Michael White Cymbals, Drums
Wayman Tisdale Bass
Steve Cole Saxophone
Jim Culbertson Flugelhorn, Muted Trumpet
Gerey Johnson Guitar, wah wah guitar
Oscar Seaton Cymbals, Drums, Hi Hat
Kevin Chandler Background Vocals
Steve Johnson Cymbals
Technical Credits
Brian Culbertson Arranger, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Bass Programming
Steve Hall Mastering
Michael Manson Producer, Vocal Arrangements
George Nauful Executive Producer
Lori Perry Vocal Arrangements
Steve Sykes Engineer
Steve Weeder Engineer, Pro-Tools
Craig Bauer Producer, Engineer, Pro-Tools
Dave Hutten Pro-Tools
Scott Steiner Producer, Engineer, Pro-Tools
Thomas Bricker Art Direction
Jennifer Davis grooming
Eddie King Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Multi-Talented

    I already liked this guy's music the first time I heard one of his cuts on the radio. But, I recently caught his concert in Atlanta and I can honestly say this guy is a major talent. He really entertains the crowd and really gets you to participate in his music. Brian, keep doin what you're doin because, there's somethin' bout your music that really inspires me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Crazy About B.C

    I listen to this song, in fact the entire album (Secret Garden), repeatedly. I even take this CD into work with me. I find it very relaxing and easy to listen to. It mellows me out and places me in times and places that I enjoy remembering...thank you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must For All Music Lovers

    I bought this album on a friends recommendation. I typically listen to modern rock so I was skeptical to say the least. However, this is the most solid album I have. Its great in the car and great by the fire with someone special. Its jazzy and soothing throughout each track. I liked it so much I bought Secrets the next week!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Soothing and Rhythmically Tight

    I heard one song by chance on a local jazz station in Cleveland, OH. Purchased the cd for that song, and was pleasently surprised. The disk is best played cover to cover. No song is a letdown.

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