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Cullum is keeping up the 'Momentum'

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  • Writer: Chanun Poomsawai
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The British piano prodigy boldly steps out of his jazz comfort zone and embraces a more pop-oriented sound with a unique stamp on his sixth studio album 

JAMIE CULLUM/ MOMENTUM 

Before the Essex-born pianist broke through to the mainstream with his third album, Twentysomething, jazz had always had a reputation for being the genre that seemingly appeals solely to the more mature and sophisticated crowd. While there's no denying that this popular notion still persists, Jamie Cullum has done his part to defy that stereotype with his youthful charisma, dynamic playing style and musical flair that speaks to those who aren't necessarily jazz fans. His live performances serve to prove that a pianist doesn't have to be confined to a piano bench and that he's free to crawl under the instrument, jump on top of it or even use it as a makeshift drum. Full of unpredictable antics, Cullum has never been one to hold back when it comes to performing.

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