Elvis Costello and Marian McPartland

Jun 6, 2018

Elvis Costello made a name for himself as a rock and punk icon. A prolific and influential songwriter, his career took off in the late ’70s with his critically acclaimed record My Aim is True. On this 2003 Piano Jazz, he tells his friend Marian McPartland how he crossed over into other genres, from penning his own jazz to composing for film and opera. The Grammy-winning artist has been ranked one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time (Rolling Stone) and, with The Attractions, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Artist site: https://www.elviscostello.com/

Live from Tanglewood Jazz Festival in 2006 (NPR): https://www.npr.org/2007/04/06/15046669/elvis-costello-on-piano-jazz