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 worldfrom Michael Leonhart to Roy Nathanson, from the Mingus legacy project to the New Orleans connections, and more.
Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
Roy Nathanson "Fire Suite 1" Fire at Keaton's Bar & Grill (Six Degrees) 34:19
Various Artists "My Flame Burns Blue (Blood Count)" Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life (Blue Note) 39:47
Host talks 44:30
Andy Sheppard Quartet "I Want to Vanish" Surrounded by Sea (ECM) 45:30
Marian McPartland, Elvis Costello "My Funny Valentine" Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast with Elvis Costello (The Jazz Alliance) 50:17
Host talks 54:01
Mingus Big Band "E's Flat Ah's Flat Too (AKA Hora Decubitus)" Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard (Jazz Workshop, Inc./Jazz Standard) 56:10
Photo credit: James Omara
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