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Kurt Elling Interview and Piano Session

Jamie plays an hour of jazz, ranging from its heritage to its future and interviews one of his favourite artists, Kurt Elling, known for his unique vocalese style of singing.

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future. This week, Jamie interviews one of his favourite artists, Kurt Elling, known for his unique vocalese style of singing. Jamie talks to Kurt about his life and career in jazz, from his early days performing and developing his style in Chicago jazz clubs to his debut on Blue Note Records, and his subsequent rise to fame.

Kurt's collaborator and pianist Laurence Hobgood also joins the pair to perform a special track at the Radio 2 piano.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Big Mama Thornton

    My Man Called Me

    • Hound Dog.
    • Peacock Records.
  • Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli

    Django's Tiger

    • Django Reinhardt.
    • EMI.
  • Izzi Dunn

    Visions

    • Visions EP.
    • IDunnit.
  • Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

    Stevie

    • Duke Ellington and John Coltrane.
    • Impulse!.
  • Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones

    Soon The New Day

    • …Featuring Norah Jones.
    • Blue Note.
  • Kurt Elling Interview

    • Mark Murphy

      I Know You From Somewhere

      • Once To Every Heart.
      • Verve Records.
  • Kurt Elling

    The Beauty Of All Things

    • The Messenger.
    • Blue Note.
  • Kurt Elling

    Body and Soul

    • Nightmoves.
    • Concorde Jazz.
  • Kurt Elling

    Come Fly With Me

    • 1619 Broadway – The Brill Building Project.
    • Concorde Jazz.
  • Kurt Elling

    You Send Me

    • 1619 Broadway – The Brill Building Project.
    • Concorde Jazz.
  • Jamie Cullum And Kurt Elling Live Track

    • Jamie Cullum And Kurt Elling

      I Am Satisfied (live track)

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