Jazz Backstage:  Elvis Costello

Jazz Backstage: Elvis Costello

August 24, 2011 Off By The Jazz Messenger

Having the opportunity to hang out and interview Elvis Costello a few years back was an unforgettable experience. Elvis was an excellent interview and an amazing musical resource. At one point in our conversation, he touched upon the fact that his first hit in America was a ballad (Alison) and that he goes back and forth on whether he is a ballad singer who can sing rock & roll or a rock & roll singer who can sing ballads. On this backstage episode, hear what conclusion Elvis makes on his own vocal artistry. Do you agree with him? – JV

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