Kylie Minogue is set to ditch her pop career - to embark on a more grown-up image singing jazz.

The RED BLOODED WOMAN singer, 36, is recording an album of "funky, obscure" jazz tracks in a bid to show her mature side.

A source says, "Kylie will release a greatest hits album first but then a jazzy album.

"She wants a more grown-up sound to reflect how she has matured.

"She has sung live jazz for the album and they sound brilliant. Her fans are in for a very pleasant surprise.

"Kylie does not want to cover well-known numbers like Robbie Williams did on his swing album (SWING WHEN YOU'RE WINNING) - she's going for funky, obscure songs."

24/08/2004 13:43