Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Devil May Care
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Jamie Cullum's Pointless Nostalgic album was a worldwide hit when it was released in 2002 and Jamie is now recognised as one of the top stars in the jazz/mainstream scene. An integral part of his success was his associatio... more »
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Jamie Cullum's Pointless Nostalgic album was a worldwide hit when it was released in 2002 and Jamie is now recognised as one of the top stars in the jazz/mainstream scene. An integral part of his success was his association with Geoff Gascoyne and Sebastiaan de Krom - his long time rhythm partners. Now this Candid Vignette turns the spotlight on this association by showcasing the input of composer/arranger Gascoyne alongside the impeccable drumming of de Krom. As well as highlighting these skills throughout, this set also features two classic tracks which Cullum recorded with Geoff Gascoyne's band. Brian Wilson's famous God Only Knows, and Love Won't Let Me Wait, the soul classic written and recorded by Major Harris slot seamlessly into this set and the mood is immeasurably enhanced by Gascoyne's skillful string arranging. Another highlight is a guest track by Bob Dorough with whom Jamie and Geoff have struck up a close relationship despite the 50 year age gap.
A Collection of Some of Jamie's Slower Songs
George McAdams | Alabama, USA | 03/23/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really like Jamie Cullum's music; however, that said, if you already have "Twentysomething," "Frontin'," and "Catching Tales," you do not need to buy this CD which is a compilation of some of his slower tunes from other discs. The tunes aren't bad, or anything, but they are not done like a different version from their original cuts on the albums. So, maybe I should put this as, if you do not have anything of Jamie's, or simply want a CD of his slower tunes, this is for you.
The disc is not on the Verve label, so I am not sure why it was issued. If I sound puzzled, I am, but I do hope the review helps. I know if I had read this, I wouldn't have bought it because I have all the cuts from the original discs."
Good (but similar) album
G. T. Black | Virginia | 03/29/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Devil May Care is very similar to Pointless Nostalgic, so if you already bought that and are not a huge Cullum fan, you may want to skip this. That said, the album is great. Standout tracks are "Devil May Care", "I Can't Get Started" and "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning.""
Not his greatest work
paolosangeles | West Hollywood, CA | 03/23/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big JC fan, so big that I've been to all his Los Angeles shows, I have signed CD's and posters framed and hanging on my wall. But this album is not close to becoming one of his more memorable one. Only two songs stand out for me, God only knows and Love won't let me wait. Fellow brit Joss Stone did a way better rendition of God Only Knows. I recommend using the Amazon music sampler first before buying. I would have been better served by purchasing the two songs I do like for $1.98."