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Patrick Cleandenim, ‘Baby Comes Home’ (Ba Da Bing)

It’s tempting to label Cleandenim a hip response to Michael Bublé, but in truth, this 22-year-old New York-via-Kansas jazz-pop prodigy is more obsessive Bacharach disciple than fashionable Sinatra impersonator. He also owes quite a bit to spy-movie soundtracks, gussying up tales of constant deception and poisoned champagne with orchestral swirls (courtesy of music students on loan from the University of Kansas) and the occasional groovy covocalist. But for all his lavish production, Cleandenim’s swinging ’60s act has the whiff of novelty — a collection of clever show tunes that leave only a fleeting impression.

Now Hear This: Patrick Cleandenim – “Days Without Rain” DOWNLOAD MP3