Jamie Cullum Catching Tales Review

Released 2005.  

BBC Review

...the perfect music to listen to while driving through the English countryside on a...

Matt Harvey 2003

First off, this is not an album for your jazz snob. If your idea of a good time is listening to John Coltrane's Live In Seattle, standing on your head while twirling a beret on your toes, don't bother to listen to this. And please don't bore the rest of us by telling us Jamie Cullum isn't proper Jazz (you're right, but who cares!).

Telling Tales is Jamie's third album, and the album is littered with collaborations from the international music scene, including Guy Chambers, Dan The Automator and Ed Harcourt. And the results are pleasingly varied (in an undemanding sort of way), from the introspective ballads like "London Skies" to the jazzy big beat of "Get Your Own Way".

This is the perfect music to listen to while driving through the English countryside on a clear autumnal morning, and none the worse for that.

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