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ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Peter Erskine: Up Front, In Time, and On Call

Read "Peter Erskine: Up Front, In Time, and On Call" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Peter Erskine is affable, engaging, and humorous. He, of course, is also one of the finest drummers of his generation. He has left his mark on the jazz and fusion world for nearly fifty years now. An icon, whose name is mentioned with the greats of all time, Erskine continues to gift us as he forges ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jeff Lorber Fusion: Prototype

Read "Prototype" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Fusion. Is there a dirtier word to the refined ears of the jazz connoisseur? For them the sound of their sacred music mashed up with low-brow rock or common R n' B rhythms must be as harsh and annoying as sharpened nails dragging across a blackboard.

Well, suck it up, buttercups, because Prototype is ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Brian Culbertson And Kompoz.com Collaborate On "Another Long Night Out" Contest

Brian Culbertson And Kompoz.com Collaborate On "Another Long Night Out" Contest

Kompoz artists to borrow elements from the hitmaker’s “Beautiful Liar” to create a brand new song Miami, FL: Jazz is collaborative by definition and contemporary jazz chart-topper Brian Culbertson is opening the door for users of the Kompoz site to utilize original tracks from his song “Beautiful Liar” as source material to create an entirely new song ...

NEWS: EVENT

Culbertson Is Going Back To School

Culbertson Is Going Back To School

Contemporary jazz star will return for “Another Long Night Out” at DePaul University School of Music 20 years after the release of the debut album that he recorded while a student of the university. Los Angeles, CA: An accomplished alum currently possessing the No. 1 Billboard contemporary jazz album and single for two weeks and counting, multi-instrumentalist ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brian Culbertson’s "Another Long Night Out" Debuts At No. 1

Brian Culbertson’s "Another Long Night Out" Debuts At No. 1

Hitmaker revisits his contemporary jazz roots joined by an all-star cast to reinterpret his debut album 20 years later. Los Angeles, Calif. (7 March 2014): Twenty years after the release of his debut album, “Long Night Out,” award-winning contemporary jazz/R&B multi-instrumentalist Brian Culbertson completely reimagined the collection as “Another Long Night Out,” his 14th album and first ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Groove-O-Matic" Glory For Guitarist Blake Aaron

"Groove-O-Matic" Glory For Guitarist Blake Aaron

No. 1 single will appear on the “Soul Stories” album coming this summer. Aliso Viejo, CA: Guitarist Blake Aaron is still tucked away in the recording studio tinkering on his forthcoming fifth album, “Soul Stories,” yet he’s already topped the charts with a single from the session. Aaron’s cool electric jazz guitar dances to a retro ‘70s ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brian Culbertson Gears Up For “Another Long Night Out”

Brian Culbertson Gears Up For “Another Long Night Out”

Album pre-orders underway as the first single, “Fullerton Ave.” featuring Chuck Loeb, earns the highest debut on the Billboard chart and the music video premieres. Los Angeles, Calif: Twenty years in the making, the album multi-instrumentalist hitmaker Brian Culbertson wanted to record ever since he was a 20-year-old music student at DePaul University recording demos in the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

An Intimate "Christmas Song" From Brian Culbertson

An Intimate "Christmas Song" From Brian Culbertson

Los Angeles, Calif.: With the holiday season on his mind, contemporary jazz-R&B star Brian Culbertson recently took a break from recording his forthcoming “Another Long Night Out” album, sat down at the Mason & Hamlin grand piano in his studio and played a stark, emotionally stirring rendition of “The Christmas Song.” Enjoying his newfound freedoms as ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Another Long Night" Of Success

"Another Long Night" Of Success

Brian Culbertson’s first crowd-funded album surpasses fundraising goal weeks ahead of schedule. Los Angeles, CA: Fervent interest from Brian Culbertson’s international legion of fans powered the contemporary jazz star past his fundraising goal two weeks ahead of the close of the Indiegogo campaign launched to help bring his passion project to fruition: re-recording his entire debut album, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Icon Herb Alpert is "Steppin' Out" with New Album November 19

Jazz Icon Herb Alpert is "Steppin' Out" with New Album November 19

Grammy®-winning jazz great Herb Alpert is Steppin’ Out on November 19 with a new album on Shout! Factory. Combining pop instrumentals and timeless jazz along with Latin-influenced rhythms reminiscent of the Tijuana Brass, Steppin’ Out explores standards from the American Songbook as well as Alpert’s own catalog, and features his wife, the Grammy®-winning vocalist Lani Hall, ...