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A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS

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Brian's Christmas CD full of holiday classics re-imagined by Brian in the studio with a full orchestra, big band, gospel choir, live rhythm section, horn section plus a new original song featuring Michael McDonald and a classic featuring Brian's wife, Michelle Culbertson, on vocals. Peter White, Eric Darius and Warren Hill are also featured on this must have CD for the holidays!

Track Listing >>

1. Intro  - Joy To The World

2. Joy To The World feat. Eric Darius & The Jason White Choir

3. Deck The Halls feat. Warren Hill

4. Jingle Bells

5. The First Noel

6. All Through The Christmas Night feat. Michael McDonald

7. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

8. Angels We Have Heard On High feat. Peter White

9. Some Children See Him feat. Michelle Culbertson

10. Little Drummer Boy

11. This Christmas

12. Silent Night feat. Marc Nelson

*Full album credits below

Brian's solo piano rendition of the holiday classic! Download now on iTunes and HERE.

Brian's solo piano rendition of the holiday classic! Download now on iTunes and HERE.

Brian's first "A Soulful Christmas" Tour which featured Bobby Caldwell, Warren Hill, Ray Parker Jr. and Eric Darius.

Album credits >>>

 

1. “Intro”

Robert Schaer - trumpet & piccolo trumpet

Michael Stever - trumpet

Jennifer Kessler - French horn

Martin Sullivan - trombone

Zach Collins - tuba

 

2. “Joy To The World”  (feat. Eric Darius)

(Arranged by Brian Culbertson, Maurice Fitzgerald & Eddie Miller)

Brian Culbertson - piano and trombone

Eric Darius - tenor sax solo

Eric Marienthal - alto and tenor saxophones

Wayne Bergeron - trumpet

Michael Stever - trumpet

Paul Jackson, Jr. - guitar 

Tony Maiden - wah guitar

Eddie Miller - Fender Rhodes

Ricky Peterson - Hammond B3 organ

Maurice Fitzgerald - bass

Oscar Seaton, Jr. - drums

Lenny Castro - percussion

Choir: The Jason White Ensemble

Orchestra: see credits below 

 

3. “Deck The Halls”  (feat. Warren Hill)

(Arranged by Brian Culbertson & Dave Koz)

Brian Culbertson - piano, celeste and bells

Warren Hill - alto saxophone

Bruce Watson - slide guitar

Nathan East - bass

Oscar Seaton, Jr. - drums

Lenny Castro - percussion

Orchestra: see credits below

 

4. “Jingle Bells”

(Arranged by Brian Culbertson)

Brian Culbertson - piano and trombone

Eric Marienthal - alto, tenor and bari saxophones

Wayne Bergeron - trumpet 

Tony Maiden - guitar

Ricky Peterson - Hammond B3 organ

Alex Al - electric bass

Brian Bromberg - acoustic bass

Oscar Seaton, Jr. - funky drums

Vinnie Colaiuta - swing drums

Lenny Castro - percussion

Matt Harris - “Big Band” arrangement

 

5. “The First Noel”

(Arranged by Brian Culbertson)

Brian Culbertson - piano

Orchestra: see credits below

 

6. "All Through The Christmas Night" (feat. Michael McDonald)

(written by Brian Culbertson & Marc Nelson)

Brian Culbertson - piano and trombone

Michael McDonald - vocals

Eric Marienthal - tenor and bari saxophones

Wayne Bergeron - trumpet 

Paul Jackson, Jr. - guitar

Ricky Peterson - Hammond B3 organ

Maurice Fitzgerald - bass

Oscar Seaton, Jr. - drums

Lenny Castro - percussion

Choir: The Jason White Ensemble

 

"All Through The Christmas Night" lyrics:

Another Winter's come

It's so hard this time of year

Heaven knows I pray

oh for better days

I'm two seconds from shedding tears

But you seem to know what to do 

as I walk thru the door

so I don't feel pain anymore

Christmas means nothing at all

unless love hears when you call

You're always there

on Christmas day

Holding me tight

All through the Christmas night

I wonder if I'm doin' right

supporting my family

bein' the man I'm supposed to be

but nothing seems to be going right (oh no)

when you feel your world is pressing down on you tight

But you seem to know what to do 

as I walk thru the door

so I don't feel pain anymore

Christmas means nothing at all

unless love hears when you call

Always be there

on Christmas day

Holding me tight

All through the Christmas night

Nothing like knowing there's someone there to support you

This time of year

and giving up will never cross your mind

on Christmas night

 

 

7. “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer“

(Arranged by Brian Culbertson & Jeff Lorber)

Brian Culbertson - piano and trombone

Jorge Evans - guitar solo, guitar on left and wah guitar on left

Jeff Lorber - Wurlitzer and guitar up the middle

Tony Maiden - wah guitar on the right

Eric Marienthal - alto, tenor and bari saxophones

Wayne Bergeron - trumpet 

Ricky Peterson - Hammond B3 organ

Derrick Hodge - bass

Oscar Seaton, Jr. - drums

Lenny Castro - percussion

 

8. “Angels We Have Heard On High”  (feat. Peter White)

(Arranged by Brian Culbertson & Peter White)

Brian Culbertson - piano and bells

Peter White - acoustic guitar

Jorge Evans - electric guitar

Nathan East - bass

Oscar Seaton, Jr. - drums

Lenny Castro - percussion

 

 

9. “Some Children See Him”  (feat. Michelle Culbertson)

(Arranged by Brian Culbertson & Michelle Culbertson)

Brian Culbertson - piano

Michelle Culbertson - vocals

Orchestra: see credits below 

 

10. “Little Drummer Boy” 

(Arranged by Brian Culbertson)

Brian Culbertson - piano

Brian Bromberg - acoustic bass

Vinnie Colaiuta - drums

Lenny Castro - percussion

 

11. “This Christmas”

(Arranged by Brian Culbertson)

Brian Culbertson - piano, trombone and muted trumpet

Eric Marienthal - tenor saxophone

Wayne Bergeron - trumpet 

Paul Jackson, Jr. - guitar

Eddie Miller - Fender Rhodes

Ricky Peterson - Hammond B3 organ

Derrick Hodge - bass

Oscar Seaton, Jr. - drums

Lenny Castro - percussion

 

12. “Silent Night”  (feat. Marc Nelson)

(Arranged by Brian Culbertson & Marc Nelson)

Brian Culbertson - piano

Marc Nelson - vocals

 

Orchestra credits:

All orchestrations and arrangements by Cliff Colnot.

Violins:  Peter Labella (concertmaster), Matthew Albert, Ying Chai, Baird Dodge, Teresa Fream, Tom Hall, Carmen Kassinger, Nancy Park, Paul Phillips, Ron Satkowitz, Rika Seko and Robert Waters.

Celli:  Dan Klingler, Nicholas Photinos and Gary Stucka

Bass:  Collins Trier

Oboe:  Jelena Dirks 

French Horn:  Dave Griffin 

Harp:  Alison Attar

Contractor:  Jennifer Pedraza

Copyist:  Thomas Schaller

 

The Jason White Ensemble:

Choir arranged and directed by Jason White.

Choir members:  Keith Allen, Brittany Batson, Troy Clark, David Daughtry, LaShanda Dendy, Chara Hammonds, Demeka Jackson, Shanika Leeks, Sharon Norwood, Melody Rhynes, Precious Umunna, Geneen White, Otha White and Brandon Winbush.

 

Jingle Bells Party:

Party goers:  Jorge Evans, Billy Valentine, Michelle Culbertson, Scott Steiner, Mikko Locke, Michael Stever, Andrea Morgan, Brian Culbertson and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. 

 

Produced by Brian Culbertson for BCM Entertainment, Inc.  

All piano tracks and trombone solos co-produced and engineered by Scott Steiner.  All rhythm section arrangements by Brian Culbertson.  Horn section arrangements by Brian Culbertson and Eric Marienthal.  Big Band arrangement on “Jingle Bells” by Matt Harris.  Vocal arrangement on “Silent Night” by Marc Nelson.  Orchestra arrangements by Cliff Colnot.  Choir arrangements by Jason White.

Mixed by Scott Steiner and Brian Culbertson at BCM Studios, Los Angeles, CA, assisted by Michael Stever.

Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA.


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