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Label:
  Verve - http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/
Serial:
  06024 9866322
Title:
  Jamie Cullum: Twentysomething
Description:
  "Twentysomething"

Jamie Cullum (vocal, piano, percussion)
John Paricelli (guitar)
Geoff Gascoyne (electric bass, acoustic bass)
Sebastiaan de Krom (drums)
Michael Strange (drums)
Francis Fuster (percussion)
Track listing:
  1. What A Difference A Day Made
2. These Are The Days
3. Singin' In The Rain
4. Twentysomething
5. But For Now
6. That Old Devil Moon
7. I Could Have Danced All Night
8. Blame It On My Youth
9. I Get A Kick Out Of You
10. The Wind Cries Mary
11. All At Sea
12. Lover, You Should Have Come Over
13. It's About Time
14. Next Year Baby
Genre:
  Jazz - Vocal
Content:
  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
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Review by plu May 31, 2005 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
This is a great SACD album! Jamie performs great piano playing and the arrangements are real killers. When you listen to this album you can really feel that Jamie really performs on this album.

The songs are both originals and his own compositions. The originals, such as "Singin' In The Rain" and "That Old Devil Moon", are done with new and exciting arrangements and they feel fresh when you hear them. Jamie's compositions are also very good. Listen especially to "Twentysomething" and "All At Sea" where you will find both excellent piano playing but also nice and funny lyrics.

Both Jamie and the other musicians performs outstanding on this album. When you listen to the songs you realize that these guys have spent some time together and they know get these songs working.

The sound quality is very good. The sound is very clear, with a nicely defined bass and good dynamics. Basically it is how SACD should sound like.

I do recommend this album if you are intrested in vocal jazz with modern (some of them almost pop like) arrangments.

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Review by PaulHoncoop January 23, 2005
Performance:   Sonics:
The second album by this young multi talented artist Jamie Cullum. Jamie experiments with a lot of influences like jazz, reggae, salsa, pop...and that make this album very changeable. This album won't bore the listener, i play it a few times in a week.
Yes, Jamies voice has more dynamic than the music. That's good to hear in the multichannel version.
But in general this sacd sounds good with excellent bass and treble proportions.
Performance and sonics; both 4 stars.

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Review by racerguy December 1, 2004
Performance:   Sonics:
This is a really great SACD, I think. The recording is modern analog, direct-transfered to DSD. The vocals really "pop" out of the mix, but there's a bit of sibilance, probably due to the singer keeping his mouth too close to the mike.

Cullum's piano-playing is excellent, and the backup band does a creditable job. A mix of covers, cross-over tunes, old standards, and originals keep this disc enjoyable. This is one that I've been able to listen to numerous times without getting tired of it.

Kudos to Universal for bringing this disc to market!

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