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From This Moment On
     

From This Moment On

3.6 5
by Diana Krall
 
After her ambitious 2004 release The Girl in the Next Room, which featured original songs and contemporary music touches, Diana Krall returns to the sound that made her the jazz diva of choice for a new generation. Collaborating with both the crack Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and her own fine quartet, Krall essays

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After her ambitious 2004 release The Girl in the Next Room, which featured original songs and contemporary music touches, Diana Krall returns to the sound that made her the jazz diva of choice for a new generation. Collaborating with both the crack Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and her own fine quartet, Krall essays tried-and-true standards in the inimitable cool-yet-committed tone that sets her apart from all competitors. Sharing production chores with Tommy LiPuma, Krall finds the right mix of ballads and light swingers to showcase her intimate vocals. The repertoire is A-list all the way, calling on Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, and other Great American Songbook masters while also finding room for Jobim’s bossa nova masterpiece “How Insensitive.” That Krall touches on Sinatra territory in her choice of material displays how assured she remains as a personal stylist. It’s good to have Krall back on familiar territory, doing what she does best.

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Returning to the large ensemble sound of her 2005 success, Christmas Songs, pianist/vocalist Diana Krall delivers a superb performance on 2006's From This Moment On. Although having received a largely positive critical response for her creative departure into original singer/songwriter jazz material on 2004's The Girl in the Other Room, here listeners find Krall diving headlong into the Great American Songbook that has long been her bread and butter. While she's always been a pleasant presence on album, Krall has developed from a talented pianist who can sing nicely into an engaging, classy, and sultry vocalist with tastefully deft improvisational chops. But it's not just that her phrasing and tone are well-schooled. Having long drawn comparisons to such iconic and icy jazz singers as Julie London and Peggy Lee, Krall truly earns such high praise here. In fact, tracks like "Willow Weep for Me" and "Little Girl Blue" are drawn with such virtuosic melancholy by Krall as to be far and away some of the best ballads she's put to record. Similarly impressive big swing numbers like "Come Dance with Me" showcase her muscular rhythmic chops both vocally and on the keys. Backing her here is the always wonderful Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, featuring some punchy and solid solo spots by trumpeter Terell Stafford, as well as the rhythm section talents of guitarist Anthony Wilson, bassist Robert Hurst, and drummer Jeff Hamilton.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/19/2006
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517037120
catalogNumber:
000732302
Rank:
50077

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From This Moment On 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like Diana's husky voice. But I really liked the arrangement on Isn't This A Lovely Day. The arranger/bassist John Clayton always does a great job on Diana Krall's music. I heard John is going to release a new album soon. I'm going to check it out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
return to the style that made her famous.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Release is a tad too laid back.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great salute to the big bands. Finally Diana is back in form. Well, she was back when she released the Christam Song album last year. This album deserves notice. It is great salute to the American Songbook. The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra is simply wonderful. Diana's voice and piano playing is too marvelous for words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a HUGE Diana Krall fan - purchased this CD on the day it was released. I've been listening to it for a few days now in my car, and I keep rewinding it to the first two songs - those are the only song arrangements that I like. The others appear to be draggy (if that is indeed a word). I loved Diana's XMAS album from last year and I wanted to like this one too - I guess it wasn't meant to be.