Elvis Costello & The Roots: New CD

?uestlove of the Roots and Elvis Costello have a new album, “Wise Up Ghost,” which bears both parties’ names. It is not, as Costello says, his hip-hop album. “That would be an easy dismissal, and would be doing the Roots a huge disservice that that’s as far as we would think, just some gimmick.” Indeed, over the course of their 10 studio albums and on Jimmy Fallon, the Roots have emerged as one of the most polyglot acts imaginable; Elvis himself, of course, is no stranger to working imaginatively with different partners, whether Anne Sofie von Otter or Fall Out Boy. This new record, released through Blue Note in the UK on 16 September and in the US a day later, has already received some great reviews.

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