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Diana Krall - When I Look In Your Eyes (1999/2002) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Diana Krall
Title: When I Look In Your Eyes
Genre: Jazz, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Label: © The Verve Music Group | XUNI5221D64
Release Date: 1999/2002
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz (DSD file created by Gus Skinas from the original DSD audio used to create the existing SACD)
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 00:54:28
Recorded: Avatar Studios, New York

With this CD, the young Canadian singer/pianist/arranger joins forces with producer Tommy LiPuma, who places his orchestral stamp on eight of the 13 tracks. It is the latest attempt to push Krall to an even wider pop/smooth jazz audience than she already enjoys. After all, Nat Cole, Wes Montgomery, and George Benson, among others, went this route. Wonder if she'd agree the cuts sans strings were more fun and challenging? Krall does get to it with central help from bassists John Clayton and Ben Wolfe, drummers Jeff Hamilton and Lewis Nash, and guitarist Russell Malone, all stellar players. Krall's voice is sweet and sexy. She's also flexible within her range and at times a bit kitschy, mostly the hopeless romantic. On this CD of love songs, it's clear she's cool but very much in love with this music. Bob Dorough's "Devil May Care" and the insistent "Best Thing for You" really click. Favorites are a decent Shearing-esque "Let's Fall in Love" with vibist Larry Bunker; a suave slow bossa on the opening number, "Let's Face the Music"; the lusher-than-lush title track; and especially an incredible horn-fired fanfare intro/outro on the hip "Pick Yourself Up." Some might call this fluff or mush, but it depends solely on your personal taste. This will certainly appeal to Krall's fans, lovers, and lovers at heart. --AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos
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Diana Krall - The Look Of Love (2001/2002) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Diana Krall
Title: The Look Of Love
Genre: Jazz, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Label: © The Verve Music Group | XUNI3869D64
Release Date: 2001/2002
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz (DSD file created by Gus Skinas from the original DSD audio used to create the existing SACD)
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 00:50:30
Recorded: Avatar Studios, New York; Capitol Studios, Hollywood

2001 Grammy Award winner for Best Engineered Album Non-Classical, Diana Krall's The Look of Love - produced by Verve Music Group Chairman Tommy LiPuma - is a lush, cinematic collection of ten ballads and bossa nova tunes featuring the London Symphony Orchestra as arranged and conducted by the legendary Claus Ogerman.
Krall's longstanding relationship with LiPuma (Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole) shines through here as he wonderfully showcases her mastery as a vocalist and pianist like no other. From the smoky rendition of "Cry Me A River," to the heartbreaking tenderness of "I Get Along Without You Very Well," to the Spanish language classic "Besame Mucho," not to mention a sultry rendition of the title track, The Look of Love is the album that Diana Krall dreamt about making and one her fans longed for and have since adored.
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Diana Krall - The Girl In The Other Room (2004) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz


Artist: Diana Krall
Title: The Girl In The Other Room
Genre: Jazz, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Label: © The Verve Music Group | XUNI3821D64
Release Date: 2004
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz (DSD file created by Gus Skinas from the original DSD audio used to create the existing SACD)
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 00:55:39
Recorded: Avatar Studios, New York; Capitol Studios, Hollywood

Singer/pianist Diana Krall breaks new ground interpreting modern standards by Tom Waits, Mose Allison, and Joni Mitchell, as well as compositions by herself and new husband, Elvis Costello. Krall’s piano-jazz cred comes through loudly and clearly on her Count Basie-styled version of the Bonnie Raitt staple “Love Me Like a Man” (written by folk-bluesman Chris Smither). But it’s the collaborations with her spouse that unearth untapped emotional nuances of her velvet voice; many are reminiscent of Bill Evans’s moody, impressionistic pieces. The title track, “Narrow Daylight,” “Abandoned Masquerade,” and “I’m Coming Through” all deal with love and loss. “Departure Bay,” a picturesque ode to her hometown of Nanaimo, B.C., proves that this is the start of something big, and that two heads–and hearts–are better than one.
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Diana Krall - Love Scenes (1997/2004) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Diana Krall
Title: Love Scenes
Genre: Jazz, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Label: © The Verve Music Group | XUNI3814D64
Release Date: 1997/2004
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz (DSD file created by Gus Skinas from the original DSD audio used to create the existing SACD)
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 00:55:28
Recorded: Avatar Studios, New York

"But to me there is a broader and more personal attachment to each of the songs than the standard definition of romantic love might imply. I think that these songs represent the strength of love, including the love of family and friends. But rather than describing my own thoughts about each song, it is my hope that all of you who listen to the music and read the lyrics will discover and imagine your own personal "love scenes" among the mountains, oceans, rain and gardens of these songs." --Diana Krall
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