Jamie Cullum – Talent to spare

Diminutive British singer Jamie Cullum is an outsized talent much too big to fit in a box. Neither truly jazz nor pop, he’s a supercharged and wholly original hybrid of the two. His eclectic new album, “The Pursuit,” proves the point, with unique takes on a few jazz standards (two!), exciting remakes of Rihanna’s dance-floor smash “Don’t Stop the Music,” and a guest shot from the Count Basie Orchestra. Oh, yes, and a heart-wrenching version of Sondheim’s “Love Ain’t Gonna Let You Down” closes out the festivities. If Frank Sinatra and Amy Winehouse had a baby…

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