Jamie Cullum – The Pianoman At Christmas (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 39:02 minutes | 519 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Island
Triple Platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and pianist Jamie Cullum returns with his holiday big-band album The Pianoman At Christmas. Jamie’s most expansive album to date spans 10 original songs, features 57 musicians, and was recorded at the hallowed Abbey Road Studios. With production by Greg Wells (Adele, Dua Lipa), the album is sure to become a timeless Christmas staple.
He’s just the right guy to do a Christmas album, so it’s surprising that Jamie Cullum has waited this long to release one. For this festive gift, the Brit has made the wise decision to not record a cover of Santa Claus is Coming to Town or Jingle Bells for the 6549th time. In addition to being a brilliant entertainer and fiery pianist, Cullum is also an increasingly interesting composer (check out his very personal album Taller released in 2019). Pianoman at Christmas is much less trivial than you might expect. 2020 has been a difficult year and his writing is enriched by the circumstances. And it’s great. He unveils a river of violins, brass-filled cocktails and swaying percussion. His eclectic music is carried by a talented big band and ranges from easy listening to Latin jazz and groovy pop, with just the right amount of vintage accents typical of Christmas albums. Delicious. – Max Dembo
1. Jamie Cullum – It’s Christmas
2. Jamie Cullum – Beautiful, Altogether
3. Jamie Cullum – Hang Your Lights
4. Jamie Cullum – The Jolly Fat Man
5. Jamie Cullum – The Pianoman at Christmas
6. Jamie Cullum – Turn On The Lights
7. Jamie Cullum – So Many Santas
8. Jamie Cullum – Christmas Never Gets Old
9. Jamie Cullum – How Do You Fly?
10. Jamie Cullum – Christmas Caught Me Crying
11. Jamie Cullum – In The Bleak Midwinter