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Interlude (Jamie Cullum album)

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Interlude is the seventh studio album by Jamie Cullum. It was released on 6 October 2014 in the UK and 27 January 2015 in the USA through Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited.[1] The album was produced, engineered and mixed by Benedic Lamdin for Nostalgia 77.

Interlude
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Studio album by
Released6 October 2014 (2014-10-06)
GenreJazz, Jazz-pop, Big Band
Length43:39
LabelIsland Records
ProducerBenedic Lamdin for Nostalgia 77
Jamie Cullum chronology
Momentum
(2013)
Interlude
(2014)
Taller
(2019)
Singles from Interlude
  1. "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
    Released: 31 August 2014
  2. "Good Morning Heartache"
    Released: 2014
  3. "Don't You Know"
    Released: 2015

The album is composed entirely of cover versions of other artists work including songs written by Ray Charles, Randy Newman, Sufjan Stevens and Dizzy Gillespie. Featured performers on the album include Gregory Porter (Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood) & Laura Mvula (Good Morning Heartache).[2]

Contents

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [3]
The Telegraph     [4]
New York TimesPositive[5]
Rolling StonePositive[6]
Spectrum Culture2.75/5[7]
Renowned for Sound     [8]
Elmore Magazine75/100[9]
The Times of India     [10]
Harper's Bazaar     [11]

The album has received generally favorable reviews from critics. The Daily Telegraph included the album on its list of The 33 best jazz albums of 2014[4] where music critic Helen Brown rated the album four-out-of-five stars and claims: "This record finally captures the warmth, passion and spontaneity of Cullum's live gigs." In his review for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine gives the album four-out-of-five stars and notes "Cullum seems reinvigorated. He's enjoying tearing into these old tunes and that excitement isn't merely palpable, it's contagious."

Track listingEdit

Standard edition[12]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Interlude"Dizzy Gillespie / Raymond Leveen / Frank Paparelli3:27
2."Don't You Know"Ray Charles2:56
3."The Seer's Tower"Sufjan Stevens3:55
4."Walkin'"Richard Carpenter2:42
5."Good Morning Heartache" (feat. Laura Mvula)Ervin Drake / Dan Fisher / Irene Higginbotham3:32
6."Sack O'Woe"Cannonball Adderley / Jon Hendricks3:45
7."Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (feat. Gregory Porter)Bennie Benjamin / Gloria Caldwell / Sol Marcus2:58
8."My One and Only Love"Robert Mellin / Guy B. Wood4:32
9."Lovesick Blues"Cliff Friend / Irving Mills3:07
10."Losing You"Randy Newman3:24
11."Out of this World"Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer5:51
12."Make Someone Happy"Betty Comden / Adolph Green / Jule Styne3:30
Total length:43:39

The Deluxe edition of the album includes a DVD of his 17 song, live performance filmed at the 2014 Jazz à Vienne Festival[13]

Chart PerformanceEdit

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 23
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 25
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 36
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[17] 42
French Albums (SNEP)[18] 31
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[19] 13
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[20] 11
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[21] 22
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 14
UK Albums (OCC)[23] 19
US Billboard 200[24] 154
US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)[25] 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Interlude". United States: iTunes. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  2. ^ "INTERLUDE - THE NEW ALBUM ANNOUNCED". United Kingdom: Jamie Cullum. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  3. ^ "AllMusic.com review".
  4. ^ a b "The 33 best jazz albums of 2014". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  5. ^ Chinen, Nate. "Releases From Jamie Cullum and Charlie Wilson". New York Times. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  6. ^ Dimartino, Dave. "The Go-Betweens Boxed, Ezra Pounds & More. Hear new music from Jamie Cullum, the Punch Brothers and more this week". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  7. ^ Stevens, Nathan (23 March 2015). "Jamie Cullum: Interlude". Spectrum Culture.
  8. ^ Maree, Kirsten (9 October 2014). "ALBUM REVIEW:JAMIE CULLUM – INTERLUDE". renownedforsound. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  9. ^ Davanzo, Savannah (6 March 2015). "Jamie Cullum – Interlude". elmoremagazine. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  10. ^ Rasquinha, Reagan Gavin (9 January 2015). "Interlude". The Times of India. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  11. ^ "The Playlist: Jamie Cullum". Harper's Bazaar. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Jamie Cullum Interlude". United States: All Music. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Interlude - Deluxe Album". United States: myplaydirect. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Jamie Cullum – Interlude" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jamie Cullum – Interlude" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jamie Cullum – Interlude" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Jamie Cullum – Interlude" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Lescharts.com – Jamie Cullum – Interlude". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  19. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Jamie Cullum – Interlude". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  20. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Jamie Cullum – Interlude". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  21. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Jamie Cullum – Interlude". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Jamie Cullum – Interlude". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  23. ^ "Jamie Cullum | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  24. ^ "Jamie Cullum Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  25. ^ "Jamie Cullum Chart History (Top Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 14 February 2016.