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Winter Stories

Coming September 2019…

A jazz trio type of album, inspired by the feel of Winter.

Featuring Steve Rodby on acoustic bass and Khari Parker on drums (mostly on brushes), this is Brian’s first foray into a traditional jazz sounding album. It is still melodic and ‘produced’ but at its roots is a very jazz oriented album.

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Watch a recent Facebook LIVE of Brian in his studio playing some of the tracks and talking about the process of making this album:


Track Listing:

  1. Sitting By The Fire

  2. Montana Skies

  3. Morning Walk

  4. Flurries

  5. City Sleigh Ride

  6. Waltz For M

  7. Island Dream

  8. Northern Lights

  9. Frosted Window

  10. Starry Night

Musicians:

Brian Culbertson — Acoustic Piano, Wurlizter, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3 organ, Percussion, and Celeste

Steve Rodby — Acoustic Bass

Khari Parker — Drums

Lenny Castro — Percussion on “City Sleigh Ride” and “Island Dream”


Photos from the sessions:

Joshua Younger — Piano Technician
Steve Rodby — Acoustic Bass
Khari Parker — Drums
Lenny Castro — Percussion


Sheet Music:

Hey musicians, I am planning on once again releasing “Music Minus One” mixes of this record (No Piano version, No Drums version, and No Bass version) so that you can play along at home. I will also make the charts available for FREE right here once the album is released in September.


Studio Gear:

For those of you studio cats, here’s a list of the gear used on this recording…

All tracks Recorded and Mixed at 32-Bit/96kHz in ProTools.

Piano: Mason & Hamlin model BB 7’ acoustic grand piano

Piano Microphones: Lewitt Audio LCT 540 “Subzero” (pair)

Piano Mic Pre: Millennia HV-3C

Organ: Vintage Hammond B3 with Leslie speaker

Organ Microphones: Lewitt Audio LCT 540’s (pair) on top, Lewitt Audio LCT 640 on bottom

Organ Mic Pre: Vintage Neve 1272 (stereo) on top, BAE 1073 on bottom mic

Rhodes: Vintage Fender Rhodes (direct)

Rhodes Mic Pre: Millennia HV-3C

Wurlitzer: Vintage Wurlitzer (direct)

Wurly Mic Pre: Vintage Neve 1272

Chimes Microphones: Sennheiser MKH-800’s (pair)

Chimes Mic Pre: Millennia HV-3C

Bongos Microphones: 3 Shure SM57’s (L&R, plus a Center ‘Room’)

Bongos Mic Pres: API’s

Shaker Microphones: Lewitt Audio LCT 540

Shaker Mic Pre: Millennia HV-3C

Acoustic Bass Microphones: Audio Technica AT4047, Kel HM 2D, and Kel 7U. Plus a DI.

Drums Microphones:
Kick (in): Lewitt Audio DTP 640 REX through a Vintage Neve 1272 mic pre
Kick (out): Yamaha “Sub Kick” through a Heritage 2264 Jr. mic pre
Snare (top): Lewitt Audio MTP 440 DM through a Vintage Neve 1272 mic pre
Snare (bottom): Shure SM57 through a Heritage 2264 Jr. mic pre
Hi-Hat: Lewitt Audio LCT 340 through an API 512C mic pre
Toms: Lewitt Audio DTP 640 TT (2) through 2 Millennia HV35 mic pre’s
OH’s: Sennheiser MKH-800’s (pair) through a Millennia HV-3C stereo mic pre