Clay worked with 'hot' jazz artist Brian Culbertson's friend for sophomore album, according to an article appearing in the current May 8-21 issue of Music Connection magazine. It is unclear whether the Lu/Clay song made the cut for the upcoming sophomore album. Maybe we'll have a nice jazzy flair to the album! From the CB's OneSingerGal:
describes Brian Culbertson's music as 'ultra-catchy, easy-grooving' with a 'sensuous, lightly grooving and highly melodic style'. and is the rage in the jazz market. he's a 20 year-old keyboardist and trombone player. has 8 hit albums and 20 No. 1 Radio and Records airplay singles.
Brian Culbertson's most frequent collaborator, however, is the lesser-known Stephen Lu, who Culbertson met through another of his former saxmen, Jimmy Reid. Lu, who does string arrangements for John Fields and has also worked with Clay Aiken, has what Culbertson calls 'a similar production brain to mine,' and the two wrote one song together on Nice and Slow (2001) and several others on Come On Up (2003). It's On Tonight is evenly split between Colbertson songs and collaborations with Lu.