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Album Review

Recorded "live" at the Paris Olympia, Live in Paris offers listeners Diana Krall's understanding of the musical techniques of composition, piano, and vocal improvisation on 12 songs from the Great American Songbooks of Cole Porter,Harold Arlen, George and Ira Gershwin, and contemporary artists Joni Mitchell and Billy Joel. Accompanied by the award-winning Anthony Wilson on guitar, John Pisano on acoustic guitar, John Clayton on bass, Jeff Hamilton on drums, and Paulinho Da Costa on percussion as well as the Orchestra Symphonies European on "Let's Fall in Love" and "I've Got You Under My Skin," the lovely vocalist heightens your listening pleasures with distinctive phrasings and tangible pathways to inside the creative imagination by getting inside harmony, the changes, and melodic structures. On Joel's "Just the Way You Are," Krall is accompanied by Christian McBride on bass, Michael Brecker on tenor saxophone, Lewis Nash on drums, and Wilson on guitar, among others. This song also resides on the soundtrack to the film The Guru and is probably one of the best ballads on the set due to the great solo from Brecker. His powerful but sensitive playing adds the ultimate expression and approach to the melody — one with attitudinal preparation, which is always necessary for a song that has such familiarity and association with another musician. For those who may not have heard Krall perform "live," this recording will give you a firsthand account of the ambience and excitement of a musical evening with her.

Customer Reviews


このアルバムの収録曲はすべて素晴らしいですが、特に私がa case of you, just the way you areの2曲です。何度聞いてもそのたびに曲のよさに浸れます。


ちょっとハスキーな素晴らしい歌声に魅了されました。 ライブなので、スイング感がとてもいいです。 夜、お酒でも飲みながら、お気に入りの本を片手に聞きたいアルバムです。


こんな美貌なのに、ジャズピアノ弾きながら歌も歌うとなると、天は二物以上のものを与えたと思ったりして。スタンダードナンバーが多いですが、アンコールのジョニ・ミッチェルのカバー「A case of you」を1人で切々と歌い上げるトラックはとても感極まってしまいます。1曲目から4ビートのスピード感あふれるナンバーからボサノバまで聴きやすいと思います。日本盤にはエクストラトラックとしてビリージョエルの「素顔のままで」のスタジオ録音が収録されてます。こちらもとてもすばらしい出来だと思います。


Born: November 16, 1964 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

With her pre-bop piano style, cool but sensual singing, and fortuitously photogenic looks, Diana Krall took the jazz world by storm in the late '90s. By the turn of the century she was firmly established as one of the biggest sellers in jazz. Her 1996 album, All for You, was a Nat King Cole tribute that showed the singer/pianist's roots, and since then she has stayed fairly close to that tradition-minded mode, with wildly successful results. Krall got her musical education when she was growing up...
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