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George Gershwin, Frank Foster & Late September New Releases

Read "George Gershwin, Frank Foster & Late September New Releases" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Birthday shout-outs to George Gershwin (with a nod to Ann Ronnell and Kay Swift, women writers that he encouraged) and saxophonist/arranger Frank Foster, along with new releases to round out the month of September. Playlist Lou Caputo “Busy Busy Busy" from Uh Oh! (Self-released) 00:00 Danny Bacher “Joy Spring" from Still Happy! (Whaling City Sound) 07:11 Bob Mintzer Big Band & The New York Voices “I'll Remember April" from Meeting of Minds (MCG Jazz) 11:10 Host speaks ...

LIVE REVIEWS

Diana Krall Sextet at Mesa Arts Center

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Diana Krall Sextet Mesa Arts Center Mesa, Arizona April 8, 2014 Diana Krall applied her sultry voice and dynamic piano style to a captivating if surprising concert that combined jazz with tender childhood memories, silent-film clips and Seinfeld-style mischievous humor. In a stage setting that resembled an old-time theater, Krall mostly performed music from the 1920s and 1930s, saying she loved old music and silent movies,and that she had heard many of the songs on ...

YEAR IN REVIEW

Top Ten "Most Read" Articles: 2013

Read "Top Ten "Most Read" Articles: 2013" reviewed by AAJ Staff

All About Jazz tracks how often an article is read, and the articles listed below represent our top ten published in 2013. 1. Diana Krall: Rediscovering Vaudeville in Glad Rag Doll 2. The Harlem Renaissance and American Music 3. John McLaughlin: Risk, Magic And Mystery 4. George Benson: Finding His Groove In Inspiration 5. Steven Wilson: Montreal, Canada, April 25, 2013 6. ...

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Diana Krall: Rediscovering Vaudeville in Glad Rag Doll

Read "Diana Krall: Rediscovering Vaudeville in Glad Rag Doll" reviewed by Belinda Ware

Diana Krall is more than just a jazz songstress. She established herself as a solid interpreter of standards with her rendition of the Dusty Springfield's classic, “The Look of Love," making her mark with notable acoustic arrangements coupled with openly sensuous vocals carrying the tune. Krall is one of the jazz world's uniquely eclectic artists who has built a respectable longevity with her career. She is consistent as a serious jazz artist, both in the recording studio as ...

FILM REVIEWS

Diana Krall: Live in Rio

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Diana Krall Live In Rio Eagle Eye Productions 2009

There are some music critics who will fault a successful artist for “selling out," for appealing to the lowest common denominator with music that is either highly processed or mediocre for the sake of not being offensive (read that, misunderstood). Such criticism has been leveled at Canadian pianist and singer Diana Krall, who by any standards of success is a rock star in ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Diana Krall: Quiet Nights

Read "Quiet Nights" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Diana Krall's new CD arrives just in time to greet the “lazy, hazy days" and nights of summer. On this outing, she is on vocals and piano, accompanied by Anthony Wilson on guitar, bassist John Clayton, drummer Jeff Hamilton, percussionist Paulinho Da Costa and a lush orchestra consisting of a full string section augmented by flutes, French horns, oboe, tuba and vibes. The material is a selection of familiar American songbook standards and three Antonio Carlos Jobim ...

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Diana Krall: Quiet Nights

Read "Quiet Nights" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The origin of the phrase Bossa Nova is as complex as the Brazilian culture from which the music sprung in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Nominally translated into “Our New Thing," Bossa Nova was developed by Brazilian composers Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and João Gilberto, and is characterized by a samba rhythm with its emphasis on the first beat. Harmonically, Bossa Nova is similar to jazz in the use of the seventh, ninth and extending chords. The ...

FIRST TIME I SAW

Diana Krall

Read "Diana Krall" reviewed by Rob Mariani

The twilight skies over the aged wood shingled roofs at the Newport Tennis Hall of Fame were looking ominous. The air was damp and flecks of rain started and stopped as we walked into the beautiful Stanford White-designed courtyard with its hanging flowerpots and dark green shutters. It was like traveling back to another era of summery charm and Victorian opulence. The seats had been set up on one of the famed plush grass courts. The sight lines to the ...

FILM REVIEWS

Diana Krall: Live At The Montreal Jazz Festival

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Diana Krall Live At The Montreal Jazz Festival Verve Music Group 2004

Diana Krall's early career earned widespread acclaim, much of which vanished as her albums became increasingly vacuous mass-market efforts. When 2003's Live In Paris came out, it felt shameful admitting a liking for it and thinking she might be on the rebound.

But that album makes it easier to say the “good"? Krall shows up on the Live At The ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Diana Krall: The Girl In The Other Room

Read "The Girl In The Other Room" reviewed by Jim Santella

Now approaching forty and having married last December, Diana Krall has made a few changes while putting together this latest album. Some of the songs come from a different direction than her previous material. Nothing can change her core jazz focus, however. The spirit of Nat King Cole, Jimmy Rowles and Ray Brown continues to guide her at every turn. And her old friends John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Christian McBride and Peter Erskine are still here to lend a hand.

LIVE REVIEWS

Diana Krall: Cool Jazz on a Hot Florida Night

Read "Diana Krall: Cool Jazz on a Hot Florida Night" reviewed by Mathew Bahl

Jazz critics have a tendency to recycle the same ideas over and over again regardless of whether any actual evidence exists to support their position. A favorite punching bag for decades has been the jazz artist “selling out" by leaving jazz to become “commercial." When Diana Krall's CDs began camping out at the top of the Billboard Jazz Chart and she started making the rounds on the late night talk shows, you could almost hear the critical knives being sharpened. ...

INTERVIEWS

Diana Krall

Read "Diana Krall" reviewed by WBGO 88.3FM

WBGO Afternoon Jazz host Michael Bourne chats with pianist and singer Diana Krall. They discuss her upcoming performance at Radio City Music Hall and her latest album The Look of Love.

Michael Bourne: Do you ever feel dizzy from the whirlwind of everything that's been happening?

Diana Krall: I think I was overwhelmed at Radio City Music Hall. I was driving past Radio City Music Hall after arriving back in New York and not being here ...