The Pursuit

The Pursuit

by Jamie CullumJamie 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 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/08/2009
Label: Universal Int'l
UPC: 0602527133027
catalogNumber: 2713302
Rank: 104337

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   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
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
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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