Elvis Costello has made three appearances on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ over the years, and each time, he’s played with house band the Roots. It’s that trio of TV gigs that Roots drummer and bandleader Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson says led his group to collaborate with Costello on a new album they recently finished recording and plan to release later this year.
Elvis and the Roots plan to reconvene in the near future to mix and master their collaborative recordings, although details of the release — including when it will surface and what label will release it — remain sketchy. ”We kind of have the freedom to take it around, whether it’s to Elvis’ people or Def Jam’s people,” says Thompson. “I can just say that it is brilliant.”