Pursuit [CD/DVD]

The Pursuit [CD/DVD]

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by Jamie Cullum
     
 

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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

Overview

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.]

Product Details

Release Date:
03/02/2010
Label:
Verve Forecast
UPC:
0602527246574
catalogNumber:
001365500
Rank:
40241

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Just One of Those Things
  2. I'm All Over It
  3. Wheels
  4. If I Ruled the World
  5. You and Me Are Gone
  6. Don't Stop the Music
  7. Love Ain't Gonna Let You Down
  8. Mixtape
  9. I Think, I Love
  10. We Run Things
  11. Not While I'm Around
  12. Music is Through
  13. I Love This
  14. Gran Torino
  15. Grace is Gone
  16. Don't Stop the Music

Disc 2

  1. Just One of Those Things
  2. If I Ruled the World
  3. Don't Stop the Music
  4. Love Ain't Gonna Let You Down
  5. Mixtape
  6. Jamie Cullum "Track By Track" Interview
  7. Twentysomething
  8. You Don't Know What Love Is
  9. Caravan
  10. All At Sea
  11. Get Your Way
  12. So They Say

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   Trombone
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Tim Lefebvre   Bass
Rudy Stein   Cello
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
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
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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The Pursuit 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this. Glad to have stumbled on to this artist. Jazzy, edgy, wonderful. Look forward to more from him!
GigiML More than 1 year ago
Helloooo Jamie! Actually I purchased an earlier album for a friend and decided it was time to treat myself to some new tunes. Boy, was I happy that I did. Not ony does this multi-talented young man write much of his own music, he has piano genius and has a voice (to me) reminiscent of Harry Connick Jr. and I don't know , I guess, Jamie Cullum... I think we will hear a LOT more from this boy wonder. I for one sure hope so! I have checked the concert-jazz circuit already and will patiently await an opportunity to hear him live..that would really rock my world.
T_Mac More than 1 year ago
I've loved Jamie since I saw him on PBS a couple years ago and all his music just gets better and better! His lyrics are deep and meaningful while being fun and exciting, and his vocals and instrumentals are terrific! I would recommend everyone give him a few minutes of their time. :-)
kytemusic More than 1 year ago
I eagerly latched onto this album when I saw it on the rack. I happen to like Jamie Cullum, but this album, while ok, was a disappointment. Too much sound-alike arrangements. And in trying to put a different spin on it, came up with an awful rendition of "Not while I'm around," from Sweeney Todd. If you are a Cullum fanatic, then this is, well, it isn't a must anyway. Oh well, I'll still buy his next endeavor
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