Interview: I’ve Never Made A Straight Acoustic Jazz Album”

Jamie was recently interviewed by Straits Times where he talks about his new (LP7) album.

I’ve never made a straight acoustic jazz album. This is, in a way, funny because people associate me with jazz but I never made a pure jazz record

Straits Times writes:

Jamie Cullum

“When I’m home, I really try to focus on my family, the wife and my kids. But when I’m away, I enjoying being creative and doing cool stuff. You get very inspired when you’re on the road.”

He is also planning to have two new releases this year, including his first acoustic jazz album.

“I’ve never made a straight acoustic jazz album. This is, in a way, funny because people associate me with jazz but I never made a pure jazz record.”

He is secretive about details and will only say that it will contain “jazz standards, songs people will know and recognise”. The album was recorded at the end of last year and he expects to release it in the next few months.

The other album, set for a Christmas release, will comprise jazz-pop originals that he is best known for and will be in the style of Momentum.

“I’m pretty ahead,” he says. “I’m working hard to get something done this year. I think my fans deserve new music as quickly as possible.”

While he is still working on a batch of new original songs, Cullum says fatherhood has affected the way he writes songs these days.

“I think I see the world much more clearly and I see nuances in things a lot more. I see maybe a little more of the sadness than before, a little more of the difficulties,” he says.

Read the full interview at www.straitstimes.com

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