Jamie Cullum’s ‘Twentysomething’ is his third album released on October 20, 2003.
Track Listing : 1.What A Difference A Day Made (Stanley Adams, María Grever) – 05:10 . 2.These Are The Days (Ben Cullum) – 03:21 . 3.Singing In The Rain (Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown) – 04:08 . 4.Twentysomething (Jamie Cullum) – 03:41 . 5.But For Now (Bob Dorough) – 03:56 . 6.Old Devil Moon (Burton Lane, Yip Harburg) – 04:11 . 7.I Could Have Danced All Night (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 03:25 . 8.Blame It On My Youth (Oscar Levant, Edward Heyman) – 03:11 . 9.I Get A Kick Out Of You (Cole Porter) – 04:10 . 10.All At Sea (Jamie Cullum) – 04:33 . 11.Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:36 . 12.Lover, You Should Have Come Over (Jeff Buckley) – 04:49 . 13.It’S About Time (Ben Cullum) – 04:07 . 14.Next Year Baby (Jamie Cullum) – 04:58
Musicians : Jamie Cullum – Accordion, Fender Rhodes, Mellotron, Organ (Hammond), Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Wurlitzer . Geoff Gascoyne – Bass (Acoustic), Bass (Electric) . David Jack Daniels – Cello . Ben Cullum – Vocals . Sebastian Dekrom – Drums . Michael Strange – Drums . Martin Shaw – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . John Parricelli – Guitar . Francis Fuster – Percussion . Alan Barnes – Sax (Alto) . Jamie Talbot – Sax (Alto) . Ben Castle – Sax (Tenor) . Bruce White – Viola . Jackie Shane – Violin . Jackie Shave – Violin . Gavyn Wright – Violin
Production : Produced By Stewart Levine . Andy Rogers – Engineer . Geoff Gascoyne – Arranger . Rik Pekkonen – Engineer, Surround Mix . Bernie Grundman – Mastering
Package : Stewart Levine – Liner Notes . Simon Fowler – Photography . Isabelle Wong – Design . Hollis King – Art Direction
Recorded June – July 2003 At Mayfair Studios, London, England.
Released On May 11, 2004 By Verve.
Don’t buy this disc to hear Jamie Cullum save jazz – it’ll still be there even if he never plays another note of it. But Twentysomething does represent a more personal take on the songwriter’s art – from both the originating and the interpretative angle – than you’ll hear from many of the young time-travellers currently riding the soundwaves with the dial set to 1948. […]
If you can get past the heinous cover photo they’ve given the American edition, “Twentysomething” is an absolutely wonderful album from a fast-rising talent who does not seem even to have reached his stride yet. I expect that as he grows away from his laudable influences and into his own songwriting voice, he shall truly become a force with which to be reckoned. […]
He may have a million pound record deal now, but Jamie hasn’t sold out. Resisting the temptation to lavish the cash on major changes, he’s continued to invest wisely in great musicians and tasty arrangements. As the saying goes: if you ain’t broke and it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. […]