Diana Krall ‘Live in Paris’

Posted 16 Nov 2013 in 00s, Albums of 2002, Albums of the 00s, Live, Pop, Vocal

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Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#889 in the Series) is Diana Krall, Live in Paris

Diana Krall was another one of those artists that I knew more ‘of’ than actually knew.  I couldn’t tell you anything that she had done.  I’d see her listed as being on different shows etc.  I had a little interest. Some of it also generated from being familiar with her superstar husband, Elvis Costello.  I wonder if she’s ever worn his red shoes?

So one day I’m surfing thru the television
channels when I see her sitting at her piano singing this marvelous song. “OK’ I said, this sounds pretty good’ Maybe I’ll watch a song or two.”

Well, about 80 minutes later I realized I had watched the full concert!  The day’s schedule be damned! I just could not turn it off.  I had to get the album that went along with it.

Diana cover some of the great standards of American music, George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin’s “S’Wonderful,” Burt Bacharach/Hal David’s “The Look of Love,” Cole Porters, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” along with “Deed I Do” and “Fly Me to the Moon.”

As one’s deserved popularity rises, so does one’s ability to recruit A-list band mates. I’m referring to the likes of guitarist Anthony Wilson, bassist John Clayton, percussion wiz, Paulinho Da Costa,drummer Jeff Hamilton, tenor saxist Michael Brecker and conductor Alan Broadbent.

I was able to generate a playlist of nearly the entire album. If you’re not familiar with Diana then give it a chance.  It’s very good music. And It makes you feel a little more sophisticated as well!!

Diana Krall, Live in Paris peaked at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.  It was #1 on the Jazz chart.

It won a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal album.

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Track listing

  1. “I Love Being Here With You” (Peggy Lee, William Schluger) – 5:12
  2. “Let’s Fall in Love” (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 4:34
  3. “‘Deed I Do” (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) – 5:17
  4. “The Look of Love” (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 5:00
  5. “East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)” (Brooks Bowman) – 5:58
  6. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (Cole Porter) – 7:24
  7. “Devil May Care” (Bob Dorough, Terrell Kirk) – 6:52
  8. “Maybe You’ll Be There” (Rube Bloom, Sammy Gallop) – 5:47
  9. “‘S Wonderful” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 5:59
  10. “Fly Me to the Moon” (Bart Howard) – 6:05
  11. “A Case of You” (Joni Mitchell) – 7:04
  12. “Just the Way You Are” (Billy Joel) – 5:00 (Bonus track standard edition)
  13. “Charmed Life” – 2:48 (Bonus track on Canadian exclusive release)

Personnel

  • Diana Krall – piano, vocalsDiana_Krall_0001
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Alan Broadbent – conductor
  • John Clayton – bass
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Jeff Hamilton – drums
  • Christian McBride – bass
  • Rob Mounsey – keyboard
  • Lewis Nash – drums
  • John Pisano – acoustic guitar
  • Luis Quintero – percussion
  • Anthony Wilson – guitar

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