Interview and video presentation by Molly Sheridan
While digging through Elliot Cole's catalog of music, it's easy to get caught up in the role text and stories frequently play in his compositions. The words can be vital to his work, definitely, but the core of his inspiration turns out to be more of a swing. Cole is most comfortable and feels most productive when he can vary his approach: insider vs. outsider, text-rooted vs. pure sound, composer vs. performer, a musician dipping his toes into a wealth of styles and methods along the way.
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