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Jose James interview and session

Jamie interviews one of his favourite singer-songwriters, the American jazz and soul vocalist Jose James. The pair discuss Jose's new album and the singer performs a track.

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie interviews one of his favourite singer-songwriters, the American jazz and soul vocalist Jose James.

The pair discuss Jose's new album and the singer performs a track from the record, along with an Al Green cover.

Jose tells Jamie what it was like collaborating with top musicians on his latest album, including working with Welsh bass player Pino Palladino and jazz pianists Robert Glasper and McCoy Tyner.

Jose also talks about his early days getting into jazz music, starting to play the guitar and his recent signing to Blue Note.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Billie Holiday

    I Wished On The Moon

    • Lady Day.
    • Columbia Records.
  • The Fabulous Three

    Pep's

    • The Best Of The Fabulous Three.
    • Truth and Soul.
  • Mose Allison

    Life Is Suicide

    • Sings And Plays V-8 Ford Blues.
    • Legacy.
  • Kyle Eastwood

    Summer Gone

    • The View From Here.
    • JazzVillage.
  • Jose James Interview and Live Tracks

    • Jose James (Live Session Track)

      Come To My Door

  • Jose James (Live Session Track)

    Simply Beautiful

  • Stanley Turrentine

    Meat Wave

    • Easy Walker.
    • Blue Note.
  • Fofoulah

    Bene Bop

    • Fofoulah.
  • Shirley Scott

    Skylark

    • Skylark.
    • Candid Records.

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