Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Jamie with Hugh Laurie at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

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Photo Credit: BBC Radio 2

The Guardian reviews Hugh Laurie:
There's a musicians' joke: if you want to make a million out of jazz, start with two million. It's not a theory that's been tested much because players with that kind of headstart don't show up often but Hugh Laurie, former star comic and now the highest-paid actor on US TV for his lead role in the medical series House, might be about to offer the moment of truth....................
.............Jamie Cullum, the festival's guest director, had wound up Sunday with a rare one-man show and his first gig since the birth of his and Sophie Dahl's daughter Lyra in March. "It's only the second time I've been out of the house since then," Cullum said wryly to an adoring audience. "And it's being simulcast in 75 cinemas in six countries."
Over two sets in which he visibly unwound from a nervous start, Cullum rattled through originals, pop covers and standards, with a yearning account of Radiohead's High And Dry, and Fran Landesman's classic Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most – riskily but successfully joining intimate balladry to beatboxing – the highlights.
Read this great review in full here!

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