2006 Brian Culbertson – A Soulful Christmas

A Soulful Christmas is the ninth studio album of keyboardist Brian Culbertson released in 2006 on GRP Records. The album reached No. 17 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and No. 7 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.

Tracks

1  Intro – Joy To The World (Georg Friedrich Händel; Isaac Watts) 00:28
2  Joy To The World (Georg Friedrich Händel; Isaac Watts) 05:00
3  Deck The Halls (Traditional) 03:42
4  Jingle Bells (James Lord Pierpont) 04:11
5  The First Noel (Brian Culbertson) 03:17
6  All Through The Christmas Night (Brian Culbertson; Marc Nelson) 05:28
7  Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Johnny Marks) 04:34
8  Angels We Have Heard On High (Traditional) 05:36
9  Some Children See Him (Alfred Burt; Wihla Hutson) 02:21
10  Little Drummer Boy (Harry Simeone; Henry Onorati) 05:14
11  This Christmas (Donny Hathaway; Nadine McKinnor) 04:42
12  Silent Night (Franz Gruber; Joseph Mohr) 02:22

Musicians

BassCollins Trier
PianoBrian Culbertson
French HornDave Griffin
OboeJelena Dirks

Other Musicians

1 Intro – Joy To The World

French HornJennifer Kessler
TromboneMartin Sullivan
TrumpetMichael Stever
TrumpetRob Schaer
TubaZach Collins


2 Joy To The World

BassMaurice Fitzgerald
DrumsOscar Seaton Jr
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTony Maiden
Fender RhodesEddie Miller
OrganRicky Peterson
SaxEric Darius
SaxEric Marienthal
TromboneBrian Culbertson
TrumpetMichael Stever
TrumpetWayne Bergeron
PercussionLenny Castro


3 Deck The Halls

BassNathan East
DrumsOscar Seaton Jr
Slide GuitarBruce Watson
CelesteBrian Culbertson
SaxWarren Hill
BellsBrian Culbertson
PercussionLenny Castro


4 Jingle Bells

BassAlex Al
Acoustic BassBrian Bromberg
DrumsOscar Seaton Jr
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarTony Maiden
OrganRicky Peterson
SaxEric Marienthal
TromboneBrian Culbertson
TrumpetWayne Bergeron
PercussionLenny Castro


5 The First Noel

BassCollins Trier
PianoBrian Culbertson
French HornDave Griffin
OboeJelena Dirks


6 All Through The Christmas Night

BassMaurice Fitzgerald
DrumsOscar Seaton Jr
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
OrganRicky Peterson
SaxEric Marienthal
TromboneBrian Culbertson
TrumpetWayne Bergeron
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsMichael McDonald


7 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

BassDerrick Hodge
DrumsOscar Seaton Jr
Guitar (solo)Jorge Evans
GuitarTony Maiden
OrganRicky Peterson
WurlitzerJeff Lorber
SaxEric Marienthal
TromboneBrian Culbertson
TrumpetWayne Bergeron
PercussionLenny Castro


8 Angels We Have Heard On High

BassNathan East
DrumsOscar Seaton Jr
GuitarJorge Evans
Acoustic GuitarPeter White
Bell LyreBrian Culbertson
PercussionLenny Castro


9 Some Children See Him

VocalsMichelle Culbertson


10 Little Drummer Boy

Acoustic BassBrian Bromberg
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
PercussionLenny Castro


11 This Christmas

BassDerrick Hodge
DrumsOscar Seaton Jr
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Fender RhodesEddie Miller
OrganRicky Peterson
SaxEric Marienthal
TromboneBrian Culbertson
TrumpetWayne Bergeron
PercussionLenny Castro


12 Silent Night

VocalsMarc Nelson

Strings & Choir

Cello – Dan Klingler, Gary Stucks, Nick Photinos
Harp – Alison Attar
Violin – Baird Dodge, Carmen Kassinger, Matt Albert, Nancy Park, Paul Phillips, Rika Seko, Robert Waters, Ron Satkowitz, Teresa Fream, Tom Hall, Ying Chai, Peter LaBella

Choir – Brandon Winbush, Brittany Batson, Chara Hammonds, David Daughtry, Demeka Jackson, Geneen White, Keith Allen, LaShann Dendy, Melody Rhynes, Otha White, Precious Umunna, Shanika Leeks, Sharon Norwood, The Jason White Ensemble, Troy Clark (Tracks 2, 6)

Liner Notes

Producer – Brian Culbertson
Co-producer – Scott Steiner (Tracks 5, 9, 12)
Arranged By – Maurice Fitzgerald (Track 2)
Arranged By – Dave Koz (Track 3)
Arranged By – Jeff Lorber (Track 7)
Arranged By – Peter White (Track 8)
Arranged By – Michelle Culbertson (Track 9)
Arranged By (Big Band) – Matt Harris (Track 4)
Arranged By (Choir) – Jason White (Tracks 2, 6)
Arranged By (Horn) – Eric Marienthal, Brian Culbertson (Tracks 2, 6, 7, 11)
Arranged By (Orchestra) – Cliff Colnot
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Brian Culbertson
Arranged By (Vocal) – Marc Nelson (Track 12)
Contractor – Jennifer Pedraza
Coordinator – Kelly Pratt, Theodora Kuslan
Copyist – Thomas Schaller
Directed By (Choir) – Jason White (Tracks 2, 6)
Engineer – Scott Steiner (Tracks 5, 9, 12)
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Brian Culbertson, Scott Steiner
Mixed By (Assistant) – Michael Stever
Orchestrated By – Cliff Colnot
Recorded By – Brian Culbertson, Scott Steiner, Eddie King
Recorded By (Additional) – Craig Bauer, Eddie King, Shannon Forrest, Tom McCauley
Technician – James Karukas

Design – Sara Zickuhr
Photography – Rocky Schenck

Mastered At Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mixed At BCM Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded At B Squared Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded At Megatrax Studio (3)
Recorded At BCM Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded At Hinge Studios
Phonographic Copyright The Verve Music Group
Copyright The Verve Music Group