The Pursuit - Jamie Cullum
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  • Summary: The latest album for the young jazz artist features both original and cover songs including Cole Porter's "Just One of Those Things," Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music," Sweeney Todd's "Not While I'm Around."
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  1. The Michael Buble-averse among us are in for a very pleasant revelation. [26 Mar 2010, p.69]
  2. While many artists sound anything but comfortable breaking these kinds of musical barriers, Cullum proves once again that he sounds most like himself when the walls come tumbling down.
  3. So we get stomping piano pop hits (I'm All Over It), supper-club R&B (a cover of Rihanna's Don't Stop The Music) and finger-clicken' ruminations on the stage of the planet (Wheels, If I Ruled the World). Proof the thrill is in the chase. [Dec 2009, p.111]
  4. This is exuberant music that shouldn’t seem too jazzy for radio listeners, even if Cullum does include a lightening piano solo in the middle.
  5. Too many songs on The Pursuit paint their singer as an un-self-conscious lout, too sure of his hand (“We Run Things”) or his taste (“Mixtape”) or his centrality in the world (“Wheels”).
  6. Jazz maestro takes a turn towards the electro.
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    First new solo album for four years from the young jazz maverick.

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