Elvis Costello has been down this path before. New collaborators. New sounds. Old songs approached in new directions. On 'Wise Up Ghost,' an album recorded with hip-hop crew the Roots, he slips into a new groove, for him at least, that adds some fresh texture to his old style.
Elvis Costello's new album with the Roots, 'Wise Up Ghost,' will be released on Sept. 17. The record marks Costello's first on Blue Note Records, the venerable jazz label that's been around since 1939, and first since 2010's 'National Ransom.'