Heaven – Evening Standard Review

Review written by John Aizlewood

“The showman works his charm with a standing-on-the-piano trick and a taste of his sixth album’s expanded horizons”

Destined to be forever tainted and taunted as the jazz hobbit who got lucky with Sophie Dahl, the showman that is Jamie Cullum has always been more appealing in practice than theory.

As his sixth album, Momentum, looms, Cullum has expanded his horizons, shedding his jazz-lite straitjacket in favour of a fuller, more percussive approach, similar to the turning Norah Jones took with The Fall in 2009. On this bubbly appetiser for a year of tough touring, it worked a treat on The Same Things and Sad, Sad World, further enhanced by Laura Mvula’s deft cameo.

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