Jamie Cullum ‘Pure Imagination’

Last month saw the release of British jazz-pop musician Jamie Cullum’s sixth studio album ‘Momentum’. His first album on new label Island Records might actually be his finest to date, with a successful move away from his jazz roots as shown in the infectious groove of ‘Love For Sale’ an inspired cover of Cole Porter’s classic featuring London based hip-hop artist Roots Manuva.

The new single is a melancholic cover of Anthony Newley’s ‘Pure Imagination’ from the 1971 film ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ based on the book by Roald Dahl – Jamie Cullum’s Grandfather-in-Law! It’s an interpretation that works well and shows off how far Cullum’s vocal ability has progressed since his debut way back in 2001.

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One thought on “Jamie Cullum ‘Pure Imagination’

  1. Y’know I completely missed that grandfather-in-law connection…but yes, absolutely true! Makes it even more intimate and personal, doesn’t it? I love the whole album…

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