Just had to post after seeing some of the Jamie Cullum performance on the Proms.
Is this Jazz or pretentious (if that's how you spell it) garbage?
To me Jazz is meant to be fun, something you can sing, swing, or tap your feet to, or dance, after all this was the original format.
It is a feeling of the artist showing emotional depth, telling a story, improvising in style over a given melody, especially when it comes to Jazz standards.
Fair enough the band and Jamie showed they could wiggle about alot, although when he sings the words are not clear enough to understand, especially his own composition.
One thing I noticed were the young attractive players in the orchestra placed at the front, could be coincidence but can't help feeling this was stage managed.
It is my opinion, and I know maybe only mine, that this music that is labelled Jazz is the emperors new clothes. Well I for one want to shout out .....You have no clothes on. It doesn't swing.
Please somebody reply and argue the point that Jamie Cullum will be remembered and held in the same esteem as like say Charlie Parker or Miles Davis