Life & Times of Cullen Knight 1
- Artist: Cullen Knight
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/6/2004
'THE LIFE and TIMES OF CULLEN KNIGHT, Vol 1 ' (1962-1986) Forty years of Jazz featuring: Kenny Barron, Dennis Busby, Sam Dockery, Bobby Durham, Charles Fambrough, Sherman Ferguson, Henry Grimes, Fred Simmons, Monnette Sudler, and a host of others ... 1. ONCE YOU GET IT (7:34) Cullen Knight,Cullen KnightMusic, ASCAP Recorded November, 1977 at M.S.I. Studios, Pennsauken, NJ USA Cullen Knight-Trumpet, Kenny Barron-Piano, Monnette Sudler-Guitar, Charles Fambrough-Bass, Bobby Durham-Drums 2. THINK TWICE (3:34) Cullen Knight, Cullen Knight Music, ASCAP Recorded March, 1962, Danny McCune Studio, Philadelphia, PA USA Cullen Knight-Trpt, Sam Dockery-Piano, Skip Johnson-Bass Sherman Ferguson-Drums 3. ONCE UPON A TIME (2:34) Same credits as 'Think Twice' Tracks 4 & 6 are unadulterated live acoustic recordings (digitally processed) 4. WHISPER NOT (11:19) Benny Golson, Time/Step Music, ASCAP Recorded live on June 26, 1965 by Bill Byrd at The Starlite Lounge, Phila., PA Cullen Knight-Trumpet, Freddy Simmons-Piano, Henry Grimes-Bass, Bill Byrd-Drums 5. WHEN SONNY GETS BLUE (6:35) J. Segal and M. Fisher, Marvin Music Co. ASCAP Same credits as ' Whisper Not ' 6. OUT WITH HENRY (2:04) Cullen Knight, Cullen Knight Music, ASCAP Same credits as ' Whisper Not ' 7. WHEN I FALL IN LOVE (4:09) Heyman & Young, Victor Young Publishing/Intersong USA, ASCAP Recorded April, 1986, Fresh Tracks Studio, Phila., PA USA George Townes-Vocalist, Cullen Knight-Trumpet, Arthur Daniels-Sax, Fred Joiner-Trombone, Bill Jolly-Piano, Skip Burney-Guitar, Bret Jolly-Bass, Newman Taylor Baker-Drums 8. SUNNY MOON FOR TWO (2:19) Sonny Rollins, Sonrol Music, BMI Recorded live April 18, 1984 DENNIS SWING CLUB, Hamburg, West Germany Cullen Knight-Trumpet, Dennis Busby-Piano, Earl Dawson-Bass, Harold Smith-Drums 9. I CAN'T GET STARTED (4:59) I. Gershwin and V. Duke, Chappel and Co. Inc. Recorded live on April 15, 1984 DENNIS SWING CLUB, Hamburg, West Germany Cullen Knight-Trumpet, Dennis Busby-Piano 10. ONCE YOU FALL IN LOVE (7:21) Cullen Knight, Cullen Knight Music, ASCAP Recorded November, 1977 M.S.I. Studios, Pennsauken, NJ USA Cullen Knight-Trumpet, Kenny Barron-Piano, Monnette Sudler-Guitar,Charles Fambrough-Bass, Bobby Durham-Drums CULLEN KNIGHT, a native of Philadelphia, has been dubbed a 'musician's musician' because of his extensive music experience in a variety of studio and live productions. Mr. Knight attended the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music. He studied trumpet with Gilbert Johnson, the principal trumpet with the Philadelphia Orchestra, for four years. He also studied with Samuel Krauss, of the Philadelphia Orchestra for a year, and Mr. Anthony (Tony) Marchione for many years. His unique trumpet style is a product of the Dizzy Gillispie, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown school of jazz with a personal touch. Mr. Knight is currently writing, producing, and directing for Nu-Nite Productions-Cullen Knight Music in the U.S. and abroad. His ensemble performs several concerts yearly. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the JAZDANZ ART & SCIENCE SOCIETY (J.A.S.S.) a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and preservation of the arts. Cullen Knight has performed with Kenny Barron, Cab Calloway, Sam Cook, Billy Daniels, Marvin Gaye, Al Grey and Jimmy Forrest, Illinois Jacquet, Philly Joe Jones, Michel LeGrand, Hank Mobley, Don Patterson, Odean Pope, Grover Washington Jr., Nancy Wilson, and Stevie Wonder. He has played in trumpet sections with--Johnny Coles, Ted Curson, Dizzy Reese, Richard (Notes) Williams, Wilmer Wise, Lamar Wright Sr. ... In the U.S.A., Mr. Knight has performed at such renowned venues as: The Academy of Music, Philadelphia and Carnegie Hall, New York City. Internationally, he has been a featured jazz soloist at The Theatre Des Westerns-Berlin, The Stadthalle-Vienna, Al Teatro Sistina-Rome, Cirque Royal-Brussels, The Grand Casino-Geneva, as well as numerous venues in England, France, Holland, and Scandinavia.