The Pursuit

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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, underscoring what Cullum does best: unabashedly mainstream ...
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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, underscoring 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 suggests that Cullum realizes his strength as a soft rock singer/songwriter.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/8/2009
  • Label: Universal Int'l
  • UPC: 602527133027
  • Catalog Number: 2713302
  • Sales rank: 170,222

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
Daniel Smith Cello
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
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
Dae Bennett Engineer
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Paul Buckmaster String Arrangements
Joe Chiccarelli Engineer
Larry Corbett Principal
Frank Foster Arranger
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
Roland Kato Principal
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Cole Porter Composer
Greg Wells Programming, Producer
Ricky Ross Composer
Geoff Gascoyne Composer
Ryan Hewitt Engineer
Karl Gordon Composer
Martin Terefe Producer
Jamie Cullum Arranger, Composer, Horn Arrangements, Introduction
Dyre Gormsen Engineer
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 Engineer
Sacha Lynch-Robinson Art Direction
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