It’s certainly no secret that I adore and fear Jamie Cullum’s incredible talent. The guy has an incredibly broad musical taste for a so-called ‘jazz’ artist, amazing piano chops considering he only started playing at 12, and has a really commercial pop sensibility to his writing as well. It’s said that when Oscar Peterson watched Art Tatum play, he strongly contemplated quitting. Well, while I’m sure Art Tatum could make Jamie want to quit, they ALL make me want to quit if I reflect on my own inadequacy while taking in their musicianship.
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