|Photo by McVirn Ettiene|
Blue Note Jazz Club is presenting celebrated song-writer and musician Jamie Cullum for a special one-night performance on Monday, September 29 (two shows, 8:00PM & 10:30PM). Billed as "Jamie Cullum Interlude...The Jazz Tour," the evening will celebrate his new relationship with Blue Note Records, as the legendary label just announced that it will serve as the new U.S. home for the British jazz star.
The pair of intimate shows will provide a special sneak preview to Cullum's upcoming album, Interlude. He will play the album in its entirety with his core band augmented by choice local players so not only will the audience see him in much smaller space than usual, but with a much bigger band to boot!
Interlude marks a rare focus upon largely straight-ahead jazz and a return to interpretation from an artist who has made a habit of bending genres, writing original material and bringing new sounds and new listeners to the music. Inspired by the music and musicians he's featured on his award-winning UK jazz radio show over the last few years and his own crate digging tendencies, the album's twelve tracks avoid cliché with a fistful of less obvious songs from the American songbook along with a couple modern surprises and pair of amazing duet guests in Gregory Porter and Laura Mvula.
Released next month in his native UK via Island Records, the album will be coming in the US from Blue Note Records later this winter and more details will be forthcoming in the coming weeks.
Jamie Cullum @ Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W. 3rd Street, New York, NY / Monday, September 29: Two Shows: 8:00PM and 10:30PM