Diana Krall - The Look Of Love - 2001 ORG Audiophile Vocal Jazz 180 Grm 2LP 45 RPM
Diana Krall - The Look Of Love
Label: Verve Records ORG 004, Original Recordings Group ORG 004, Verve Records ORG 004-1, Original Recordings Group ORG 004-1
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180 Gram Audiophile
Limited Numbered Edition
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Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analogue master tapes.
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Released: 18 Sep 2001
Style: Contemporary Jazz
A1 S'Wonderful 4:29
A2 Love Letters 4:56
A3 I Remember You 3:56
B1 Cry Me A River 5:03
B2 Besame Mucho 6:40
C1 Night We Called It A Day 5:42
C2 Dancing In The Dark 5:48
D1 I Get Along Without You Very Well 3:44
D2 Look Of Love 4:41
D3 Maybe You'll Be There 5:31
Bass Christian McBride
Drums Jeff Hamilton (tracks: 1, 3, 5), Peter Erskine (tracks: 2, 4, 6, 7 to 10)
Guitar Dori Caymmi (2) (tracks: 1), John Pisano (tracks: 3, 5), Romero Lubambo (tracks: 7, 9), Russell Malone (tracks: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10)
Mixed By Al Schmitt
Percussion Luis Conte (tracks: 7, 9), Paulinho Da Costa (tracks: 1, 3, 5)
Producer Tommy LiPuma
Here is Krall singing one gorgeous love song after another, accompanying herself, as always, on the piano with a small jazz combo and backed by a studio orchestra and the London Symphony. The orchestrations are lush, the sound on the LP is terrific and Krall is singing like I've never heard her sing. Every number is tops and done in Krall's signature throaty, sexy, husky style.
I especially enjoyed Schwartz and Dietz's "Dancing in the Dark" which is, in my opinion, one of the finest pop songs of all time and which cannot be allowed to be forgotten. Since the horrors of September 11, a lot of songs with first rate lyrics take on all new meanings and here is a song which says, "We're waltzing in the wonder of why we're here/Time hurries by/We're here and gone."
Gone is the small band sound with Diana's jazz piano playing out front in the mix.Instead Diana treats us to a very subdued, vocals album which is heavily orchestrated, with many of the songs given a bossa nova touch. It greatly sounds like Diana is emmulating the Sinatra concept albums of the late fifties and early sixties.In fact when I first heard this album, the first thing that came to mind was the classic album, "Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim". When I later looked at the credits of these two albums, I found out that they were both arranged and conducted by the same person, Claus Ogerman. I have to admit, that this LP threw me for a curve, when I first heard it. This album sounds like nothing she's done before.It took repeated listenings for this new sound to grow on me... but it did! It is like a fine wine that you need to acquire a taste for. Highlights include a wonderful, "S'Wonderful" and a fantastically, sexy version of "Cry Me A River".
Diana Krall - The Look Of Love
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Diana Krall - Cry Me A River
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Diana Krall - S' Wonderful
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Diana Krall - Dancing In The Dark
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|Format||2LP, 180 Gram|