Momentum

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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: 5/28/2013
  • Label: Universal Japan
  • EAN: 4988005768353
  • Catalog Number: 0576835

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jamie Cullum Primary Artist, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Vocals, fender rhodes, Guitar (Tenor)
Rita Manning Violin
James Allsop Tenor Saxophone
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Bruce White Viola
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
Dave Daniels Cello
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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