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JAMIE CULLUM

From His own words!

” I’ve realized that when you meet the right people and the right studio, you can go and do these records like they were meant to be made. With a huge amount of spontaneity and an enormous amount of expertise – and a massive amount of enjoyment. We wanted to make records like they used to. And I think we’ve done that.”

 

Who is he?

Award winning broadcaster, song-writer and celebrated musician Jamie Cullum announces the release of ‘Interlude’, the jazz album (featuring Laura Mvula and Gregory Porter) on 6th October 2014 through Island Records. Cullum’s musical taste is eclectic to say the least. His live reputation is well deserved and his sold out concerts pluck from the widest musical spectrum, from heartbreaking ballads through to live sampling and beat boxing. This is a man confident in his own musical skin. But let’s not forget, Jamie is the UK’s best selling jazz artist ever. His radio show is the most listened to jazz broadcast in all of Europe and on ‘Interlude’ it is into his love of jazz he dives. Surrounding himself with likeminded musicians he has been going in there and making these fantastic records for about 10 years.

 

Close up on ‘Interlude’

This new album ‘Interlude’ is a collection of twelve tracks, cribbed (mostly) from the earliest days of jazz, recorded simply in one room, with incredible musicians, like it used to be. His Lead singles were, ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’, featuring Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist and songwriter, Gregory Porter was recently released. His recordings have been equally diverse, and most recently Jamie can be heard as a guest on albums by Labrinth, Rizzle Kicks, Birdy and alternative hip hop

supergroup Deltron 3030. ‘Interlude’ album has also enabled Jamie to pursue another passion, that of photography. Jamie has long been a keen amateur when it comes to capturing a moment in time, and when considering artwork for the album, Jamie turned to his photographer friend Michael Agel of Leica for help. Cameras in hand they took advantage of his recent US tour to develop Jamie’s skills behind the lens, taking shots of the people and places he encountered along the way, and Micheal capturing Jamie, both off and on stage.