The Pursuit [CD/DVD]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Jamie Cullum tipped too heavily toward coffeehouse electronica on his fourth album, Catching Tales, obscuring his charms as both a jazzy pianist and a soft rock crooner, so he wisely scales back to his strengths on The Pursuit. Despite a brassy opening cover of Cole Porter's "Just One of Those Things," The Pursuit is hardly a retreat to Harry Connick, Jr. territory. Cullum anchors himself within melodic soft rock, providing a base for incorporating both his jazz and persistent electronica infatuations. Since The Pursuit is produced as a pop album, those electronica flourishes wind up seeming seamless, whereas the jazz runs feel something like affectations no ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Jamie Cullum tipped too heavily toward coffeehouse electronica on his fourth album, Catching Tales, obscuring his charms as both a jazzy pianist and a soft rock crooner, so he wisely scales back to his strengths on The Pursuit. Despite a brassy opening cover of Cole Porter's "Just One of Those Things," The Pursuit is hardly a retreat to Harry Connick, Jr. territory. Cullum anchors himself within melodic soft rock, providing a base for incorporating both his jazz and persistent electronica infatuations. Since The Pursuit is produced as a pop album, those electronica flourishes wind up seeming seamless, whereas the jazz runs feel something like affectations no matter how crisply they're delivered. But all this only underscores what Cullum does best: unabashedly mainstream adult pop, whether it's the insistent rush of "Mixtape" or the wonderful '70s throwback "I'm All Over It." Much of The Pursuit mines this fertilely mellow vein, producing a bunch of understatedly melodic music whose consistency only suggests that Cullum should stop dabbling with detours and just accept his strength as a soft rock singer/songwriter. [This version features a DVD of bonus material, as well as a number of bonus tracks on the main album.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2010
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • UPC: 602527246574
  • Catalog Number: 001365500
  • Sales rank: 33,513

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just One of Those Things (4:34)
  2. 2 I'm All Over It (3:39)
  3. 3 Wheels (3:42)
  4. 4 If I Ruled the World (4:35)
  5. 5 You and Me Are Gone (5:05)
  6. 6 Don't Stop the Music (4:48)
  7. 7 Love Ain't Gonna Let You Down (3:56)
  8. 8 Mixtape (4:58)
  9. 9 I Think, I Love (4:15)
  10. 10 We Run Things (3:30)
  11. 11 Not While I'm Around (3:52)
  12. 12 Music is Through (7:08)
  13. 13 I Love This (4:43)
  14. 14 Gran Torino (4:32)
  15. 15 Grace is Gone (3:11)
  16. 16 Don't Stop the Music (5:13)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Just One of Those Things
  2. 2 If I Ruled the World
  3. 3 Don't Stop the Music
  4. 4 Love Ain't Gonna Let You Down
  5. 5 Mixtape
  6. 6 Jamie Cullum "Track By Track" Interview
  7. 7 Twentysomething
  8. 8 You Don't Know What Love Is
  9. 9 Caravan
  10. 10 All At Sea
  11. 11 Get Your Way
  12. 12 So They Say
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jamie Cullum Primary Artist, Organ, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Celeste, Vocals, Hurdy-Gurdy
Bruce Dukov Concert Master
Denyse Buffum Viola
Darius Campo Violin
Matt Chamberlain Percussion, Drums
Larry Corbett Cello
Joel Derouin Violin
Gary Grant Trumpet
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Dan Higgins Saxophone
Roland Kato Viola
Katia Popov Violin
Mark Robertson Violin
Sebastian Steinberg Bass
Josefina Vergara Violin
Greg Wells Organ, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums
Count Basie Orchestra Performing Ensemble
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Natalie Leggett Violin
Tim Lefebvre Bass
Brad Webb Drums
Natalie Williams Background Vocals
Roberto Cani Violin
Martin Terefe Wurlitzer
Nat Williams Background Vocals
John Benson Guitar
Robert Matsuda Violin
Andrew Duckles Viola
Ben Cullum Bass, Vocals
Steve Richards Cello
Rudolph Stein Cello
Michele Richards Violin
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Karen Elaine Viola
Jon MacLennan Background Vocals
Luke Tozour Background Vocals
Tom Richards Flute, Bass Clarinet, Background Vocals
Daniel Smith Cello
Marc McLean Drums
Mario de León Violin
Chris Mann Background Vocals
Charissa Nielsen Background Vocals
Christopher Hill Double Bass
Erin Tozour Background Vocals
Michael Stevens Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Michael Jackson Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer, Lyricist
Dae Bennett Engineer
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Paul Buckmaster String Arrangements
Joe Chiccarelli Engineer
Larry Corbett Principal
Gene DePaul Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Kyle Eastwood Composer
Frank Foster Arranger
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
Roland Kato Principal
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Cole Porter Composer
Don Raye Composer
Juan Tizol Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Greg Wells Programming, Producer
Ricky Ross Composer
Dan the Automator Composer
Geoff Gascoyne Composer
Ryan Hewitt Engineer
Karl Gordon Composer
Martin Terefe Producer
Jamie Cullum Arranger, Composer, Horn Arrangements, Introduction
Ronald Trijber Engineer
Marc Connor Executive Producer
Dyre Gormsen Engineer
Marc Silver Executive Producer
Ben Cullum Composer, Programming
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen Composer
Frankie Storm Composer
Luke Tozour Engineer
Tor Erik Hermansen Composer
Cyril Ornadel Composer
Sebastiaan De Krom Composer
Michael Stevens Composer, Engineer
Eduard Huis Director
Sacha Lynch-Robinson Art Direction
Karl "K Gee" Gordon drum programming, Bass Programming
Clint Eastwood Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Everyone needs to hear Jamie!

    Jamie Cullum's music has so much heart and good energy! A marvelous entertainer who connects with his audience whether in person or on a CD. (Don't miss an opportunity to see him perform live!) He's one of those performers who seem familiar even on the first hearing of a tune; one of my measures for considering someone one of my all-time favorites. I think he's also able to span generations with his music, appealing to younger folks as well as I-can't-believe-I'm-really-a-senior folks like me! Jazzercise has even created an exercise routine for one of his songs, a sure sign of popular appeal. Consider buying 2 copies of his album, one for yourself and one to share!

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