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Jamie Cullum

Jazz pianist Jamie Cullum is interviewed by Kirsty Young for a special edition of Desert Island Discs as part of the More Than Words Festival for Radio 4 in Bristol.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the jazz pianist and singer Jamie Cullum.

His interview was recorded in front of an audience at St George's in Bristol and launched Radio 4's More Than Words Festival. Despite failing his grade four piano exam and, by his own admission, barely being able to read music, Jamie Cullum has become hugely popular. He is particularly celebrated for his live shows and in this very special recording, he performed three of his musical choices.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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45 minutes

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Fri 30 Mar 2012 09:00

Music Played

  • Jamie Cullum

    Do You Know what it Means to Miss New Orleans?

    Composer: Eddie DeLange and Louis Alter Performed: Live

  • John Tavener

    The Lamb

    Artist: The Sixteen, led by Harry Christophers

    • Tavener: Two Hymns to the Mother of God...
    • Collins Classics.
  • Roni Size / Reprazent

    Brown Paper Bag

    Composer: Roni Size

    • Reprazent.
    • Talking Loud.
  • Jamie Cullum

    Tiny Dancer

    Composer: Elton John and Bernie Taupin Performed: Live

  • The Cinematic Orchestra

    All Things To All Men (feat. Roots Manuva) (feat. Roots Manuva)

    Composer: J.Swinscoe/ Phil France/Rodney Smith

    • Every Day.
    • Ninja Tune.
  • Animal Collective

    My Girls

    Composer: Animal Collective

    • Merriweather Post Pavilion.
    • Domino.
  • Sufjan Stevens

    Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland Illinois

    Composer: Sufjan Stevens

    • Come on Feel the Illinoise.
    • Rough Trade.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Jamie Cullum

      I Think it’s Going to Rain Today

      Composer: Randy Newman Performed: Live

  • Book Choice

    • On the Road - Jack Kerouac

  • Luxury Choice

    • A huge stack of white paper and pencils


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Jamie Cullum


  • Sun 25 Mar 2012 11:15
  • Fri 30 Mar 2012 09:00

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