Momentum

Momentum

by Jamie Cullum
     
 

Britain's Jamie Cullum's sixth studio album, 2013's Momentum, finds the jazz-influenced singer/songwriter flexing his creative muscles on a stylistically varied set. Working with a variety of instruments from vintage keyboards to electronic samples and beats, Cullum clearly used this project to expand his sonic palette. Which isn't to say that the singer hasSee more details below

Overview

Britain's Jamie Cullum's sixth studio album, 2013's Momentum, finds the jazz-influenced singer/songwriter flexing his creative muscles on a stylistically varied set. Working with a variety of instruments from vintage keyboards to electronic samples and beats, Cullum clearly used this project to expand his sonic palette. Which isn't to say that the singer has completely abandoned his usual vocals-and-piano format. On the contrary, most of the songs here are still rooted in Cullum singing and accompanying himself on piano, with key instrumental flourishes and studio reworkings added as a means of highlighting his vocal melodies, most of which he wrote himself. Cullum displays his considerable gift for pop songcraft with particular skill on such songs as the bombastic "Edge of Something," the torchy '60s soul dance number "When I Get Famous," and the introspective, folk-inflected composition "Get a Hold of Yourself." However, while Momentum features a number of heartfelt original melodic pop songs, it also delivers a few surprisingly reworked jazz standards, such as the inspired downtempo reinvention of Cole Porter's "Love for Sale" featuring rapper Roots Manuva. Similarly, Cullum's deeply ruminative, widescreen take on "Pure Imagination" is an album standout. Although Cullum got his start during the jazz singer boom of the early 2000s, with Momentum he's proven once again to be a musically eclectic songwriter with more than enough creative speed to keep him going for years to come.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/28/2013
Label:
Universal Japan
UPC:
4988005768353
catalogNumber:
0576835
Rank:
317525

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jamie Cullum   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Glockenspiel,Keyboards,Vocals,fender rhodes,Guitar (Tenor)
Rita Manning   Violin
James Allsop   Tenor Saxophone
Patrick Kiernan   Violin
Bruce White   Viola
David Daniels [cello]   Cello
Janet Ramus   Background Vocals
Everton Nelson   Violin
Natalie Williams   Background Vocals
Roots Manuva   Vocals
Deborah Widdup   Violin
Emlyn Singleton   Violin
Chris Worsey   Cello
Shingai Shoniwa   Vocals
Vicci Wardman   Viola
Kate Robinson   Violin,Background Vocals
Vanessa Haynes   Background Vocals
Lee Slater   Percussion,Glockenspiel,Hand Clapping
Duncan Mills   Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Glockenspiel,farfisa organ
Laura Stanford   Violin
Tom Pigott-Smith   Violin
Catrin Morgan   Violin
Amy Stanford   Viola
Emma Parker   Violin
Christopher Hill   Bass,Guitar,Cello,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Double Bass,Synthesizer Bass
Rory Simmons   Trumpet
Nichol Thomson   Trombone
Marianne Haynes   Violin,Background Vocals
Tom Richards   Conductor,Baritone Saxophone
Nozomi Cohen   Viola,Background Vocals
Ben Trigg   Cello,Background Vocals
Kotono Sato   Violin
Dorina Markoff   Violin
Natalie Bonner   Violin
Drew Smith   Percussion,Hand Clapping
Eleanor Stanford   Violin
Bradley Webb   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Graham Du Plessis   Cello

Technical Credits

Steve Booker   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Dan the Automator   Producer
Jim Abbiss   Producer
Stylorouge   Art Direction
Rodney Smith   Composer
Richard Poindexter   Composer
Darren Lewis   Composer,Instrumentation
Future Cut   Producer,Engineer
Vlado Meller   Mastering
Jamie Cullum   Arranger,Composer,Programming,drum programming,Whistle
Ben Thackeray   Engineer
Marc Connor   Management
Ben Cullum   Composer
Benedic Lamdin   Producer
Mark Santangelo   Mastering
Iyiola Babalola   Composer,Instrumentation
Lee Slater   Engineer
Duncan Mills   Programming,Producer
Edd Hartwell   Engineer
Tom Richards   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Jackie Members Poindexter   Composer

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