Thursday, April 03, 2008

Get Excited?

Well, maybe not quite yet, but the news that Elvis Costello and Elton John will be collaborating on a new television show – Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... – spurs fond memories of Night Music, the last major network show that presented music without forcing it into some kind of odd box.

Costello and John haven't tipped their hands yet about potential guests, but given their cross-genre connections and broad tastes anything is possible. Could we see more highlights like Sonny Rollins backing Leonard Cohen – one of Night Music's most notable moments? One can always dream.

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