Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Cullum’s warmth, sense, wit and astonishing showmanship

What did the Telegraph's Gillian Reynolds make of Jamie's Desert Island Discs? 

I hereby revoke all scornful thoughts and previous unkind mutterings about Kirsty Young and Desert Island Discs. I saw her in action when this week’s programme (Radio 4, Sunday) was recorded the previous weekend at the More Than Words Festival of listening in Bristol. She was superb, with both the large, ardent, effusive audience and her guest, jazz pianist Jamie Cullum who broke the programme’s long-established conventions by performing three of his chosen songs on the programme and, on the night, by doing an amazing all-action encore just for the people in the hall at St George’s... read more

Read Jamie's choices for Desert Island Discs and listen to the show again here

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