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2006-03-03 18:55:41

By Dan Ouellette NEW YORK (Billboard) - With his latest CD, "Live With the Metropole Orkest: My Flame Burns Blue," Elvis Costello builds another strong case for his prowess as a vibrant jazz vocal stylist. Previously Costello, best-known as a wistful yet raucous rocker with a multiple musical personality, exhibited this on his 2003 piano-based "North" (like "Flame," released on Deutsche Grammophon), as well as on the Mingus Big Band's 2002 CD, "Tonight at Noon: Three of Four Shades...

2005-11-06 23:34:22

By Jim Bessman NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bacharach and ... Bacharach? It's true. The celebrated composer, whose surname is usually paired with Hal David's, has -- for the first time in six decades of writing love songs -- penned his own lyrics. And Burt Bacharach has a lot to say on his new Columbia album, "At This Time," which came out November 1. "The reason I came up with the album title is because at this time in my life, I basically think we're all screwed!" says the usually...

2005-10-20 07:12:38

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - It could be just what the world needs now -- Burt Bacharach writing lyrics. The legendary, 77-year-old composer has found his voice in a politically charged album "At This Time" that features his first lyrics ever in a nearly 50-year career creating some of pop music's best-known love songs. "You could say, 'How does a guy who has written love songs his entire life suddenly decide to rock the boat?"' Bacharach says about the album that will be...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.