15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
very good - but dont expect a 'jazz' album!,
This review is from: Catching Tales (Audio CD)
I bought this after finding Cullum's two previous outings proving now to be a little tiresome. As good a pianist as he is, he never seemed quite right playing those standards. Slick, yes, but for real jazzers there simply wasn't enough 'proper jazz' in them to be essential albums.
This album is his best yet - but it would be a bit of a fallacy to call it jazz. The strength here is the songwriting and standout tracks are the well-known and sassy 'Get your Way'; the characterful and swinging 'Nothing I Do'; the soulful 'My Yard' and of course the lovely ballad 'I'm Glad there is You'.
Cullum has found an original voice here so lets hope he can continue in this vein and break-away from jazz-marketed-as-popular-music, which we all know VERY rarely works for anything more than one album. Oh, and the CD is very nicely produced too.