Jamie Cullum pays tribute to jazz legend Bob Dorough

Jamie Cullum has paid tribute to American jazz pianist Bob Dorough.
The musician passed away at the age of 94 on Monday (23Apr18) in Mt. Bethel, Pennsylvania, his spokesperson told The Wrap website.
Paying tribute to the late musician, Cullum wrote on Twitter how two of Dorough’s compositions were regulars in his own repertoire.
“So sad to hear about the passing of Bob Dorough,” his tweet read. “He was (amongst many things) the writer of the songs “But for Now” and “Devil May Care” both of which I’ve recorded and still play regularly.”
In another tweet, the 38-year-old British jazz star added: “He was an artist who truly knew how to express joy, humour and sadness in his work. He was incredibly supportive and always the warmest of hosts. Thanks for everything Bob. There are few as cool as you. X”
While writing songs for children’s cartoon Schoolhouse Rock!, a U.S. educational series, Dorough penned iconic tunes including Three Is a Magic Number – later famously reworked by the rap group De La Soul as the chorus to their 1989 hit The Magic Number.
In addition to working on the kids’ TV show, Dorough was also a conductor, arranger and recording artist, working with musicians like the legendary Miles Davis. Together they recorded two of his compositions, Nothing Like You and Blue Xmas.