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Kurt Elling in Session

American singer and vocalese expert Kurt Elling, one of Jamie's favourite jazz vocalists and one of his major influences as a musician, performs in session at Maida Vale.

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, American singer and vocalese expert Kurt Elling, one of Jamie's favourite jazz vocalists and one of his major influences as a musician, performs in session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

In a candid interview, Elling looks back over his career and explains the nature and significance of vocalese, with examples delivered throughout.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Billie Holiday

    Nice Work If You Can Get It

    • Velvet Moods.
    • Clef Records.
  • Hank Crawford

    Four Five Six

    • More Soul.
    • Atlantic.
  • Raf Vilar

    Perfeito

    • Studies In Bossa.
    • Far Out Records.
  • Charlie Byrd

    Meditation (Meditacao)

    • Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros.
    • Riverside.
  • Maida Vale Session Track

    • Kurt Elling

      Nature Boy

      Live at Maida Vale

    • Kurt Elling

      Samurai Cowboy

      Live at Maida Vale

  • Bobby Hutcherson

    Theme From Blow Up

    • Oblique.
    • Blue Note.
  • Austin Peralta

    Ode To Love

    • Endless Planets.
    • Brainfeeder.
  • Maida Vale Session Track

    • Kurt Elling

      Moonlight Serenade

      Live at Maida Vale

  • Polar Bear

    Happy For You

    • Peepers.
    • The Leaf Label.

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