Elvis Costello Disc Debuts on Billboard Jazz Chart

Classic Arts News   Elvis Costello Disc Debuts on Billboard Jazz Chart
 
My Flame Burns Blue, the latest album from pop star and composer Elvis Costello, debuted on the Billboard jazz chart this week at number two.

Costello, who has made forays into classical music in recent years, turns to jazz on the new disc, performing with the Dutch big band Metropole Orkest. The album includes new works, arrangements of older Costello songs, and tunes by Charles Mingus and Billy Strayhorn with words by Costello. (Costello's ballet score Il Sogno is on a bonus disc.)

Vocalist Michael Bubl_'s It's Time remained at number one, where it has spent 45 of the last 56 weeks.

Other new entries on the chart include vocalist Steve Tyrell's The Disney Standards at number 10 and pianist Cyrus Chestnut's Genuine Chestnut at number 17.

On the contemporary-jazz chart, Spyro Gyra's Wrapped in a Dream debuted at number five. Herbie Hancock's Possibilities remained at number one.


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