Frank would be so proud
I’m going through a bit of a jazz phase. I think it’s a combination of spring being on its way and a recent break up. Jazz just sorta combines sadness with humor and then elevates to romance with silliness. It’s hard not to appreciate all sides of the emotional ride with jazz.
Some really great artist (which I know have been around forever) are just now coming to my attention. Jamie Cullum especially…
Jamie Cullum is a part of the “contemporary jazz” department. He’s got the raspy voice of a smoker far beyond his years (31). If you just really need to smile, he’s got the tracks. Try out “Twentysomething” and “I Think, I Love” for starters. He also brings a lot of energy to the jazz scene, being so young and with a foot in the pop genre door. I’m sure hardcore jazz listeners won’t be so thrilled about Jamie, but the warm vocals and rocker attitude make him a perfect intro to spring.