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Award winning broadcaster, song-writer and celebrated musician Jamie Cullum announces the release of Interlude’,the jazz album featuring Laura Mvula and Gregory Porter in the UK on 6th October 2014 through Island Records.

Lead single, ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’, featuring Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist and songwriter, Gregory Porter will be released on ... Read more in Amazon's Jamie Cullum Store

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  • Audio CD (8 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Candid Productions Ltd
  • ASIN: B00006J3WL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,141 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. You And The Night And The Music 4:09£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen  4. You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You 3:43£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. It Ain't Necessarily So 4:31£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Pointless Nostalgic is a refreshingly hip album by a sensational talent, Jamie Cullum. It’s jazz man, but jazz to fall in love with. Tunes as diverse as You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You and heartbrakingly beatiful version of Radiohead’s High and Dry vie for attention with self-penned classics like Pointless Nostalgic or the outrageously funny Who Wants To Be A Popstar. At 22, Jamie is a self proclaimed ‘nostalgic,' knowing over 200 classic songs by heart, but there’s nothing ‘pointless about this collection of the best 13 tracks in his repertoire. He’s hip, and charming, and boy can he sing! You probably forgot music could make you feel this good.

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Pointless Nostalgic is the album that gained Jamie Cullum numerous album of the year and best newcomer accolades. It also got him a spot on Parkinson and eventually saw him land a million pound record deal with Verve--not bad for an LP made on a student loan. It's clear from the outset that Cullum is no minor talent. Taking pride of place with his ample piano skills and hopelessly romantic voice (he hasn't been dubbed "Sinatra in Sneakers" for nothing), he surrounds himself with live musicians to create an album that, as the title suggests, revives a number of past classics.

While some would argue there's no point in revisiting the past yet again (acknowledged by Cullum in the title), Cullum's considered covers and new arrangements of songs like Warren and Burke's "Devil May Care", Thelonious Monk's "Well You Needn't" and Gershwin's "It Ain't Necessarily So" are justification in themselves. His own songwriting prowess (alongside that of his brother Ben) is showcased on the title track, which shows him more than capable of creating modern songs with a classic and timeless feel. When nostalgia sounds this good, who cares if it's pointless? --Paul Sullivan

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By ponce1980 on 15 Oct. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This album is extremely versatile and highlights Culums vocal talents. In particular the cover of Radioheads 'High and Dry' which has a sweet and soulful touch in contrast to 'It ain't necessarily so' which for me is just waiting to be pumped up for a live performance.
I am more of a fan of the original songs and feel 'Pointless Nostalgic' is one of the most beautiful ballads I have heard over the last year (comparing Cullum to the expertise of Ryan Adams, Coldplay etc.) This is the direction I am hoping Cullum will take, developing his own style which I'm sure will broaden his appeal. I have played the c.d to friends who despise Jazz/Swing and all have found something in the album which they can enjoy.
If artists such as Geoff Gascoigne and Ben Castle are happy to share a stage with this artist then surely a successful future beckons. The next album is crucial, if the same feeling I get from listening to 'Pointless Nostalgic' can be recreated in future songs then he deserves everything he is rewarded with, the lifestyle, the money, the girls etc.
The talent of Jamie Cullum can only be totally recognised if you are to witness his performance live, so keep checking the website and go and watch wherever and whenever you can.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Grant Westall-Reece on 23 Mar. 2003
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A year ago I bought the Robbie Williams old song compilation album (can't recall the title - "Swing while you're something") and I liked it. Not too heavy, a little tongue in cheek and easy listening.
Jamie Cullum's latest release now makes me realised that Robbie was just playing at being a grown up. With a combination of his own material and some clever adaptations of the great classics this is a superb album which demonstrates Jamie's mellow but strong and crisp voice. Always in control, each word is sung with meaning. A whole mix of Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and even a touch of Stevie Wonder.
Buy it NOW. I guarantee you'll be following this young man's meteoric rise in the coming months....
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "hannahnoon" on 1 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
A fantastic and refreshing musical masterpiece! The talents of this young man have gone unnoticed for far too long he is a musical genius destined to go far. Pointless Nostalgic is a contemporary and distinctive album incorporating the best sounds of jazz with a modern twist. This album contains the perfect combination of up beat tracks and classic ballads plus an outstanding cover of Radioheads High and Dry, which just blew me away. Do not be without this album it is an absolute must for anyone’s C.D collection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Day on 2 Oct. 2002
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Jamie Cullums first set a brilliant mix of standard songs with original compositions and contemporary songs.
His vocal is smooth and toned to the music.
Coupled with his infectuous piano playing and the guesting musicians each piece is an accomplished track that will have you yearning for more
Do not get put off by the jazz theme, this CD is meaningful and has a style and tone that is now and is so awesome that you will be playing for many years to come.
Do not be without this.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Melanie Beale on 24 Oct. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Wow! I thought that Twentysomething was good, but that is nothing on this album. If you enjoyed the style and energy of the music in Twentysomething you'll love this album. I can't turn it off. Jamie Cullum delivers again!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By P S Hedley on 10 Oct. 2002
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A must for anyone interested in vocal jazz, particularly as there aren't too many male jazz vocalists around at the moment. Surrounded by some fine instrumentalists, Jamie is impressive to say the least. A stunning debut disc. Every track is noticeably original and musically rewarding, most notably his own compositions (of which there are 2 on the album). If you like this, go and see him live - it's even better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Videl Bar-Kar on 2 Oct. 2002
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This is so much more than just another jazz record. Jamie Cullum is truely a star in the making. His voice swings effortlessly in the uptempo numbers (reminiscient of Mark Murphy in his early prime) and draws you into the ballads with natural phrasing and a refreshing emotional honesty. The choice of material is spot on (a mixture of standards, a beautiful Radiohead cover, two originals) and the band swings like a mutha! You get the feeling that Cullum is not just a great singer/pianist, but a born entertainer - I wouldn't be surprised if he goes a long way.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By M. M. D. Holman on 16 Nov. 2002
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There can be little doubt that the career of Jamie Cullum is one to watch. Appearances at numerous London venues since summer 2002 reflect the faith of backers and bookers in both his performance and his promise - and that includes two solo slots at the 606 Club in less than four months: a real accolade. Now this album, his first commercial outing but not his debut recording, gives a wider audience the chance of catching a rising wave, and the investment will be worth it. Cullum sings and plays the songs he selects, including his own sharp material, with a warm voice and a cool head for making even familiar material sound new again. He may become the leading British male vocal presence in jazz venues in the coming decade, in which case, in a few years' time, we'll be nostalgic for this early offering, but not pointlessly. Give it for Christmas.
What Cullum does best here is contemporary or recent material. With his brother, he contributes two new songs, including the title track, which put a useful new songwriter on the scene. The Radiohead "High and Dry" is a good cover as much for the more intimate arrangement for piano, bass and drums, as for Cullum's mellifluous vocals; it's easily susceptible to Cullum's light jazz take. On these tracks, his vocal influences (especially the sometimes distracting shadow of Harry Connick) are less pronounced and somehow you feel you are hearing the real McCoy. Here, as elsewhere, he's supported by players with whom his studio rapport is apparent; Geoff Gascoyne(bass)and Sebastiaan de Krom (drums) stand out in great company.
The album also has what makes the new crop of recordings by younger jazz vocalists so rewarding. (You see it with Ian Shaw, Claire Martin, Trudy Kerr, Liz Fletcher and others in Britain in whose company Cullum will belong.
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