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Concerts

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September 15, 2010 Buffalo Springfield is reuniting for Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concert.

Studio Sessions

Marian McPartland

January 10, 2014 Guest host Elvis Costello performs a new song as the duo remembers 30 years of Piano Jazz.

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Marian McPartland

January 3, 2014 Guest host Elvis Costello interviews McPartland in a session about her career at Piano Jazz.

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Elvis Costello.

October 11, 2013 Costello joins host Marian McPartland and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi to perform "At Last" and more.

Elvis Costello and ?uestlove of The Roots.

September 24, 2013 The stars appear in the studio to perform songs from their new collaborative album, Wise Up Ghost.

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Elvis Costello.

February 6, 2012 A look back at the rocker's many articulate, intimate appearances and conversations on World Cafe.

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Marian McPartland.

December 9, 2011 Celebrate the host and composer with a set of select performances by McPartland and her guests.

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Elvis Costello

November 16, 2010 The venerable singer-songwriter performs a special solo set for WFUV members in New York City.

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Elvis Costello (left) and Allen Toussaint.

August 31, 2012 Guest host Costello sits in, as the New Orleans legend leads him through "Southern Nights" and more.

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September 15, 2006 WXPN's annual All About the Music Festival spawned many memorable performances.

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July 17, 2006 Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint have come together to write and record a warm, hopeful new album.

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Interviews & Profiles

?uestlove and The Roots play backing band to Elvis Costello on the new collaborative album Wise Up Ghost.

September 22, 2013 Costello and The Roots have forged one of the more unusual, invigorating partnerships of the year.

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Elvis Costello

November 4, 2010 The singer, songwriter and iconoclast joins Tom Ashbrook to discuss his new album, National Ransom.

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September 14, 2007 He's performed with a huge range of collaborators; an anniversary edition of his debut is out now.

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June 19, 2006 The two musicians talk about their new album A River in Reverse.

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February 28, 2006 Since going missing after Hurricane Katrina, musician Allen Toussaint has been on a mission.

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October 12, 2004 With a new symphony and country-rock CD, Elvis Costello is still pushing musical boundaries.

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Discover Songs

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December 22, 2008 Stephen Colbert and Elvis Costello perform a hopeful and surprisingly sincere Christmas duet.

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June 6, 2006 Costello's delivery is coy and cool, the groove a classic example of Toussaint understatement.

September 21, 2004 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Will Hermes, Tom Moon and Meredith ...

October 6, 2003 Gentle jazz from Elvis Costello; Jamaican Reggae producer Augustus Pablo; German electronic rap ...

December 30, 2002 Putting this list together and hearing this music again was great fun. This year on All Songs Co...

July 22, 2002 On this episode, we dig through our archives to bring you some of our favorite artists and album...

April 1, 2002 A new collection of songs from Artie Shaw; the Hasidic New Wave's Afro-Semitic Diaspora; Buena V...

News

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September 15, 2010 Buffalo Springfield is reuniting for Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concert.

Reviews

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December 22, 2008 Stephen Colbert and Elvis Costello perform a hopeful and surprisingly sincere Christmas duet.

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May 6, 2008 Music critic Andy Langer discusses new CD releases from Costello, Neil Diamond, Tim Fite and others.

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April 22, 2008 Music critic discusses this week's music releases from Lyrics Born, Billy Bragg and more.

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April 16, 2008 Music critic Milo Miles reviews reissued best sellers from the Universal Music label.

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June 6, 2006 Costello's delivery is coy and cool, the groove a classic example of Toussaint understatement.

December 12, 2005 The session is a symbolic effort to show the city's once-thriving music industry is not dead.

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More Stories

Elvis Costello and The Roots' new album, Wise Up Ghost, comes out Sept. 17.

September 8, 2013 This collaboration sounds like the best of Costello's stuff, and like nothing he's done before.

The Saxophone Colossus (that's Sonny Rollins at left) played on The Rolling Stones' "Waiting on a Friend."

July 27, 2011 Did you know that Sonny Rollins played on a Rolling Stones song? Hear that and other jazz cameos.

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February 8, 2006 Hear a mix of listener-selected music for Valentine's Day.

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'The Delivery Man'

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'Il Sogno'

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Delivery Man

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Torch: A Six Degrees Collection of Modern Torch Songs

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When I Was Cruel

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The River in Reverse

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For the Stars

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My Aim Is True

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River in Reverse

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