13 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Harmless but pointless,
This review is from: Twentysomething (Audio CD)
I know people normally write a review in order to compliment music that has in someway enlightened them. However I'm going to take sometime (I know it may be a bit tragic) to put into the public domain my opinion of an album that has done anything but.
Jamie Callum's twentysomething left me with a slightly bitter taste in my mouth. Purely down to the fact that I was hoping to hear something, that offers up a fresh and strikingly original approach to Jazz. Unfortunately despite how technically gifted he clearly is I heard nothing more than stars in their eyes standard stuff. All the cover versions offered little new (The Buckly and Hendrix covers just made me want to listen to Buckly and Hendrix) except 'singing in the rain'. And I've already sampled a better cover of that in John Martyn. Tonight Matthew, I'm going to listen to something else.