Life & Times of Cullen Knight 2
- Artist: Cullen Knight
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/6/2004
'THE LIFE and TIMES OF CULLEN KNIGHT, Vol 2 ' (1965-1999) Forty years of Jazz featuring: Newman T. Baker, Bootsie Barnes, Kenny Barron, Lance Bryant, Uri Caine, Charles Fambrough, Henry Grimes, Marcus McLaurine, Monnette Sudler, and a host of others ... (TRACKS 1&2 ARE LIVE CUTS. YOU'RE THERE!) 1. MISTER 8 (9:04) Cullen Knight, Cullen Knight Music, ASCAP Recorded live in concert: May 14, 1989, St Peter's Church, New York, NY USA Cullen Knight-Trumpet, Lance Bryant-Reeds, Uri Caine-Piano, Gerry Eastman-Guitar, Marcus McLaurine-Bass, Newman Taylor Baker-Drums 2. SHE DOESN'T LOVE ME (5:45) Cullen Knight, Cullen Knight Music, ASCAP Same credits as 'Mister 8' 3. A'KEEM (5:31) Leon Mitchell, Leo Medea Popular Songs, BMI Recorded March 17, 1975, Virtue Studios, Phila., PA USA Cullen Knight-Trumpet, Bootsie Barnes-Tenor Sax, Fred Joiner-Trombone, Jimmy Batton-Piano, Kenny Davis-Bass, Gerald Twig Smith-Guitar, Newman Taylor Baker-Drums, Ed Watkins-Percussions, Leon Mitchell-Composer and Arranger Tracks 4 & 6 are unadulterated live acoustic recordings (digitally processed) 4. I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER (4:41) Leigh & Coleman, Pub-Edmond Morris, ASCAP Recorded live, June 26, 1965 by Bill Byrd at The Starlite Lounge, Philadelphia, PA Cullen Knight-Trumpet, Freddy Simmons-Piano, Henry Grimes-Bass, Byrd Bill-Drums 5. CRY ME A RIVER (4:40) Arthur Hamilton, Chappell and Company, ASCAP From the Mary Starr CD 'Cry Me a River' Tik Records, music arranged by Herschel Dwellingham Sr. Recorded 1999 at M & I Recording Studio, NYC, Mary Starr-Vocalist, Cullen Knight-Jazz Trumpet, Herschel Dwellingham-Big Band with The Elliott Rosoff String Orchestra 6. ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET (6:36) Leigh & Coleman, Pub-Edmond Morris ASCAP Recorded live, June 26, 1965 by Bill Byrd at The Starlite Lounge, Philadelphia, PA Cullen Knight-Trumpet, Freddy Simmons-Piano, Henry Grimes-Bass, Byrd Bill-Drums 7. LOOKING UP (8:36) 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 8. ONCE IN A WHILE (5:14) Bud Green & Michael Edwards, Miller Music, ASCAP Recorded live April 18, 1984 at Dennis Swing Club-Hamburg, West Germany Cullen Knight-Trumpet, Dennis Busby-Piano, Earl Dawson-Bass, Harold Smith-Drums 9. FOUR (4:39) Miles Davis, Prestige Music Recorded live April 18, 1984 at Dennis Swing Club-Hamburg, West Germany Cullen Knight-Trumpet, Dennis Busby-Piano, Earl Dawson-Bass, Harold Smith-Drums 10. HERE COMES BILLY (4:46) Leon Mitchell, Leo Medea Popular Songs, BMI Cullen Knight-Trumpet, Bootsie Barnes-Tenor Sax, Fred Joiner-Trombone, Jimmy Batton-Piano, Kenny Davis-Bass, Gerald Twig Smith-Guitar, Newman Taylor Baker-Drums Ed Watkins-Percussions, Leon Mitchell-Composer and Arranger 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.