Early in November, keyboardist Brian Culbertson will enter the studio to record a brand-new project that he says will be an old-school funk record. The CD will be his follow-up to It�s On Tonight, which he released in July of 2005 on the GRP record label, the same label that will release the as-yet untitled CD. �It�s On Tonight� spent more than 100 weeks on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart and featured the No. 1 smooth jazz hits �Hookin� Up� and �Let�s Get Started.�
The new CD, to be recorded mostly live in the studio, will have both original and cover songs. Two of the cover songs, which Culbertson says will not be typical of the originals, are the Beatles� �Sgt. Pepper�s Lonely Hearts Band� and David Bowie�s �Fame.� The CD is scheduled to be released in April to coincide with the annual Berks Jazz Festival in Pennsylvania.