Saturday, February 11, 2012

Brian Culbertson "It's On Tonight" Smooth Jazz Music CD Review

Oh My Goodness!!!

These three words perfectly express what I think of Brian Culbertson's seductively titled "It's On Tonight" CD.

This CD, although mostly containing songs completely without lyrics, comes extremely close to being explicit. I mean it just drips track after seductive track with some of the most intensely suggestive smooth jazz music you'll ever hear.

It starts off HOT with track 1, Let's Get Started and only gets hotter.

Track 4, Sensuality, he should have just flat out named "Sex". It's that good.

These days it's a very rare CD on which every single song is good or better than the one before it. This CD is certainly one of those rare CDs.

Smooth Jazz music fans will recognize some of the well known guests that have been assembled to play along with Culbertson on several of the tracks. Artists like Boney James, Kirk Whalum and the incomparable Chris Botti just to name a few.

Fans of smooth vocalists will enjoy the contributions made by Will Downing, Patti Austin and Marc Nelson to songs on this CD as well.

If you're a Brian Culbertson fan this is a CD your collection flat cannot be without. In fact, this is one of those CDs that you don't even have to be a fan of Culbertson, or even smooth jazz to know is good. It's just good music. Period.

The standout tunes are The Way You Feel [track 5], Dreaming of You [track 7], and Secret Affair [track 9]. My SmoothLee Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [ in "Stuck On REpeat"] is track 4, Sensuality. Wow! Be very careful who you're in the room with when you press play on this one. Unless of course...

You were warned.

Release Notes:

This CD was originally released July 26, 2005 on the GRP Records label.

CD track list follows:

1. Let's Get Started

2. Hookin' Up

3. It's On Tonight

4. Sensuality

5. The Way You Feel

6. Forbidden Love

7. Dreaming Of You

8. Wear It Out

9. Secret Affair

10. Touch Me

11. Love Will Never Let You Down

12. Reflections

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