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The Look of Love

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


I have her last 4 cd's and I saw her in concert and I never felt cheated. I know I won't be disappointed with her new cd. She sounds like Julie London (Cry Me A River) and plays like Nat Cole.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I won't play it often

Some of her albums I love....this album just does not appeal to me.

posted by l8dedi on October 1, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good... but not as good as her last CD

    Don't get me wrong - I think Diana Krall is spectacular. But she's at her best in an intimate setting - piano, guitar, bass and drums, with her voice mixed far forward. Simple, uncluttered arrangements allow her sultry voice and wonderful interpretive skills to take center stage. By contrast, the arrangements on this CD overwhelm and distract from her particular gifts, and she occasionally gets lost in the mix. I appreciate that she's stretching her talent and exploring different musical avenues... but I found myself wanting to hear more Diana, and less orchestration. For my money, her best CD is ''When I Look in Your Eyes,'' which employs subtle string arrangements that enhance, rather than detract from, the vocals and piano. ''All for You - A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio'' is a close second.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Krall Overpowered

    Great Krall, Krappppppppppp recording. Having gone to all this trouble and expense lining up these potentially great accompaniments all I hear is the thump of BASS! Even when the LSO get in the act the bass creates distortion and Ruins the music of this terrific young lady. This recording engineer has spoilt my enjoyment and cost me alot of time. Even after modifying my set-up I can't get rid of the aweful bass noise. My gear is good fidelity. Check out the track 9 - dreadful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    file in Krall/Diana/jazz vocals???

    I have been more enthused about the release of this CD, than anything album I can remember for decades...... I raced to Borders when the store opened Tuesday and got 3 copies and the bonus track/interview with Diana and tore open the CD package....The arrangements are gorgeous....But are they really jazz? I think not. It is disappointing to hear Verve/Ms Krall take the commercial route they have chosen on this album. If you want mood music..candles, wine etc. this album is great...If you want some serious Diana Krall doing what she does jazz's a disappointment...If you like tinkling keys set against lush strings you'll like Look of Love...If you are longing to hear some new Krall piano interpretations you'll be disappointed.... The album is a definite mood album. It is really a commercial offering intended to broaden Diana's appeal....In my humble opinion, for true Krall lovers, we need to hear Diana expound on the piano and swing! This album does not offer any swing. For your next romantic interlude Look of Love would be great. For serious Krall fans, who love to hear what she does jazz does not tickle my fancy. BUT....I'm looking forward to a next offering that gets back to great sounds mixing her jazz piano with that silky/sultry voice....Let's see maybe a collection of jazz classics like....Night in Tunisia.....Round Midnight,...Salt Peanuts.....Take Five......Fontessa.......A Tribute to Oscar Peterson and/or Bill Evans....I can't wait for that one.... Rob Blair aka JazzBeau

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