Jamie Cullum Catching Tales

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  VRVF 742832

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: October 11, 2005
  • Label: Verve Forecast

Entertainment Reviews:

Mojo (Publisher) - p.98
4 stars out of 5 - "The imagination is riotous, the songcraft maturer, the ambition heightened, and the musical reach is there to realise it."

Tracks:

  • 1.Get Your Way
  • 2.London Skies
  • 3.Photograph
  • 4.I Only Have Eyes For You
  • 5.Nothing I Do
  • 6.Mind Trick
  • 7.21st Century Kid
  • 8.I'm Glad There Is You
  • 9.Oh God
  • 10.Catch the Sun
  • 11.7 Days to Change Your Life
  • 12.Our Day Will Come
  • 13.Back to the Ground
  • 14.My Yard

Product Description:

Personnel: Jamie Cullum (vocals, guitar, piano, Moog synthesizer); The London Session Orchestra (strings); Alan Barnes (alto saxophone); Geoff Gascoyne, Ben Cullum (bass instrument); John Heard (acoustic bass); Merlo Podlewski (bass guitar); Ian Thomas (drums, percussion); James Gadson, Sebastian DeKrom (drums); Dan the Automator (programming); Terri Walker (background vocals).
Pianist and singer Jamie Cullum has been tagged as a new jazzbo, a Harry Connick, Jr.- type given to piano flurries and smooth crooning, when in truth he is a pop singer-songwriter much more in the mold of Ben Folds. It's true, however, that Cullum's piano playing can be jazz-inflected (especially on his solos), and his vocal lines can be nuanced, slinky, and interesting in ways that distinguish them from your run-of-the-mill popster.
But if the contemporary pop tendencies were evident on TWENTYSOMETHING, this album's predecessor, they are even more pronounced on 2005's CATCHING TALES. In fact, Cullum makes a bid for au courant hipness by collaborating with Dan the Automator ("Get Your Way") and adding electronic flourishes throughout. These touches add a nice shimmer, but it is Cullum's straightforward tunes, relaxed and confident vocals, and clever, literate lyrics that hold the listener's attention.
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