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Radio & Podcasts

The Costello Jazz Show, Part 2

Read "The Costello Jazz Show, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Certain musicians like to stick to a formula. Others, like Elvis Costello (featured today), continually reinvent themselves. Looking back at Costello's career, it seems like his sense of adventurous restlessness has been both the cause and the effect of his many high-profile collaborations, including those in the jazz world—from Michael Leonhart to Roy Nathanson, from the Mingus legacy project to the New Orleans connections, and more. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash ...

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Radio & Podcasts

The Costello Jazz Show, Part 1

Read "The Costello Jazz Show, Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Jazz is one of the most recurrent motifs in the multi-layered quilt that Elvis Costello's discography is; and one of those which make that eclectic patchwork both cohesive and uniquely appealing. The son of a jazz trumpeter/singer with a passion for 40s American jazz and a record seller with ears wide open, it's perhaps not surprising that Elvis recorded a rendition of “My Funny Valentine" as early as the late '70s, while he was in the middle of ...

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Film Review

Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued

Read "Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued" reviewed by Doug Collette


Elvis Costello/Jim James/Marcus Mumford/Taylor Goldsmith/Rhiannon Giddens Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued Eagle Vision 2015 Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued was originally broadcast on the Showtime network at the time of the release of The New Basement Tapes: Lost on the River (Harvest, 2014), in part to take the place of extensive live performance. In the form of DVD/Blu Ray, it serves the same purpose, as depiction of the circumstances by which the otherwise ...

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Extended Analysis

Elvis Costello: North

Read "Elvis Costello:  North" reviewed by Alexander M. Stern


A long time ago – it seems like a lifetime – Elvis Costello glared out at the listener from the cover of This Year’s Model as the voice emanating from the speaker snarled words of revenge and guilt: “Don’t say you love me when it’s just a rumor/Don’t say a word if there is any doubt/Sometimes I think that love is just a tumor/You’ve got to cut it out...”

Oh, how the times have changed.


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