Album: Jamie Cullum, The Pursuit (Decca)

No one can accuse Cullum of resting on his laurels.The Pursuit finds the pint sized jazz-popper running the gamut of his musical meanderings from triphop to show tunes to a house number to straight up love balladry. It doesn'tall work, but none of it isa shambles and no onecould be left in any doubtthat Cullum is movingaway from novelty partyact into the realm ofserious artist. There's stilla suspicion that he's toocute and controlled ever topush an envelope, but he'sno one-trick pony and he'smore than a British Bublé.