Elvis Costello checks in code Jazz successes
'My flame burns blue' is the latest album by the Briton, recorded live with the Metropole Orkest big band
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Musician Elvis Costello mixes old and new issues closer to the jazz sound My flame burns blue, an album recorded live by the "big band" Metropole Orkest.
According to Costello's own words, the album My flame burns blue, including a version of Il sogno - his first full length orchestral work,' explains where he's been" the last twelve years old when he did not have a guitar in your hands ".
This popular British musician has gone through genres like rock, punk, country, reggae or classical music, in a career that began in 1977, with the release of the album My aim is true.
Following it came Get Happy !! (1980), King of America (1986), or Spike (1989), and more recently , For the stars (2001), When I was Cruel (2002 ), North (2003 ) or The delivery man (2004).
The choice to record the last record stage was the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague (2004) and its companion, the "big band" jazz Metropole Orkest , who played with musician old hits like Watching The Detectives, Almost Blue or Can You Be True?, along with other newer as Clubland, Episode of Blonde or Speak Darkly My Angel.
In 2004, Costello released the suite Il Sogno, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream commissioned by the Italian ballet Aterballetto in which the rhythms of jazz and impressionistic sounds predominate, and that was his first orchestral work long duration.
Although this suite and was released in 2004, Costello now enclosed bonus CD format with My flame burns blue, a reduced version of 45 minutes and 18 tracks.