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Diana Krall: The Girl In The Other Room

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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.

Then there’s Krall’s piano interludes. She interprets as well from the keyboard as she does vocally.

Guitarist Anthony Wilson makes a perfect partner for Krall. His lyrical slides and blue nuances provide the same kind of shading that the singer reveals through her lyric choruses of melancholy. The two express deep feeling and sincere emotions... the heartfelt kind. Wilson’s guitar and Krall’s piano, alone, give her audience a fulfillment unmatched by many popular artists.

In this era of iTunes and MP3s, downloading single songs can mean losing sight of which song is which. Portability also means that there will be distractions during a listening session. To combat this unfortunate side effect, Krall gives her audience something to remember with each selection. Whether it's one of her collaborations with Elvis Costello or one of the gems by Mose Allison, Joni Mitchell or Tom Waits, she’s left an impression that won’t fade any time soon. The unique voice, the unmistakable piano interpretation, and the meaningful interpretation of each song’s lyric message stays with you for good.


Track Listing: Stop This World; The Girl in the Other Room; Temptation; Almost Blue; I

Personnel: Diana Krall- vocals, piano; Anthony Wilson- guitar; Christian McBride, John Clayton- bass; Peter Erskine, Jeff Hamilton; Neil Larsen- Hammond B-3 organ on

Title: The Girl In The Other Room | Year Released: 2004 | Record Label: Verve Music Group

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