Long Night Out

Long Night Out

by Brian Culbertson


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Brian Culbertson's major label debut Long Night Out is a one-man band tour de force. All those years of sequestering himself away in his bedroom
ecording studio have paid off. Except for a few other musicians, Culbertson writes and performs all the music himself. Instead of a vapid "look ma, no band" effort, the tracks sparkle with creativity. On the laid-back opener "City Lights," Culbertson lays down a swaying groove punctuated by muted trumpet, elegant piano, and lazy, lower register electric guitar runs. It's great for a midnight drive. "Heroes of the Dawn" conveys optimism through its use of syncopated percussion and interwoven horn lines. The lilting "Beautiful Liar" has solid acoustic piano and tasteful fuzz guitar by Harry Hmora. The double time-tempoed "Double Exposure" smoothly glides along atop a sinewy melody. The strutting "Horizon" has a unison lead line that consist of Culbertson's piano and the muted trumpet of Scott Hall-Harmon. Amid a bell-like synth pad Culbertson's piano weaves a romantic motif on "Alone With You." Don't listen to this one alone. Based around a telegraphic-like riff, the title track brassily chugs along on with the lead duties handled by saxophonist Mark Colley. The languid, ethereal "Changing Tides" has intermittent vocal riffing by Damian Smith and soft cello by Michelle Akin. Culbertson dedicates a track to a popular Chicago fairway, "Fullerton Ave." The closer, "Twilight," showcases a jaunty clarinet that somehow manages to keep a solemn tone amid the dynamic double stops.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/1994
Label: Mesa / Bluemoon
UPC: 0081227919221
catalogNumber: 79192
Rank: 21385

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Culbertson   Primary Artist,Bass,Trombone,Keyboards,Vocals
Mark Colby   Saxophone
Michelle Akin   Cello,Vocals
Scott Hall   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Harry Hmura   Guitar
Lavelle Peete   Drums
Damian Smith   Vocals
James Ward   Drums

Technical Credits

Scott Ahaus   Engineer
Brian Culbertson   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
George Nauful   Executive Producer
Jim Snowden   Executive Producer
James Ward   Contributor
Scott Steiner   Engineer
Daniel Nevins   Art Direction,Cover Design

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