A strong interest from Brian Culbertson 's international legion of fans has powered the contemporary jazz star even closer to completing his passion project - and that is re-recording his debut album. His Indiegogo fundraising campaign is helping to bring that project to fruition.
Culbertson is re-recording his full debut album, " Long Night Out , "as" Another Long Night Out , " which will be released in February 2014 in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the release of the original record.
The multi-instrumentalist was a 20-year-old DePaul University student recording demos in the bedroom of the crowded Chicago apartment that he shared with three roommates playing most of the instruments himself on the tracks that landed him a six-album record deal. This time out he will be accompanied by many of contemporary jazz's finest musicians.. Along with a 38-Piece Orchestra, other guest musicians will include the Rippington's Russ Freeman, Eric Marienthal, Candy Dulfer, Toto's Steve Lukather, Paul Jackson Jr, Fourplay's Chuck Loeb and Nathan East, Jimmy Haslip and Will Kennedy of Yellowjackets fame, Ricky Lawson, Michael Thompson, Lenny Castro, Michael Bland and Patches Stewart with a few more marquee artists soon to be confirmed for Culbertson's 14th collection.
"For many years, I have wanted to remake the first album using real musicians and thought the 20th anniversary would be the perfect time. I turned to crowdsourcing because i saw it as a way for fans to be more Involved.Another Long Night Out' is a return to my roots as a contemporary jazz player compared to the more instrumental funk and R&B that I've been doing lately. I always liked these songs and I like them even more now with real musicians playing 'em. "