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Live in Paris
     

Live in Paris

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by Diana Krall
 

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From a fan’s perspective, the best thing about Diana Krall’s live performances is that she presents the same cool-calm-and-collected demeanor that has endeared her recordings to throngs of listeners. No, the pianist-singer doesn’t get wild-and-wooly on stage; she knows what she’s great at and delivers it with confidence and style. This sumptuous performance, which

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From a fan’s perspective, the best thing about Diana Krall’s live performances is that she presents the same cool-calm-and-collected demeanor that has endeared her recordings to throngs of listeners. No, the pianist-singer doesn’t get wild-and-wooly on stage; she knows what she’s great at and delivers it with confidence and style. This sumptuous performance, which finds Krall supported by a first-rate jazz unit (including drummer Jeff Hamilton and bassist John Clayton) and a full string orchestra, is a lovely recital of standards, many of which have come to be associated with Krall herself. Her live renditions exhibit the measured, ever-in-control, yet (at the appropriate times) slyly sexy interpretations that have become a Krall trademark. She proves herself no slouch at the piano, either. A fun bonus is a studio recording of Billy Joel’s anthem “Just the Way You Are,” sporting a Michael Brecker tenor solo, which Krall cut for the film Guru.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
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.
Blender - Ken Micallef
Live in Paris demolishes Krall's sex-kitten persona with a hothouse performance.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/2002
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0044006510927
catalogNumber:
065109
Rank:
11319

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Diana Krall   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,fender rhodes
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Alan Broadbent   Conductor
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Rob Mounsey   Keyboards
Lewis Nash   Drums
John Clayton   Bass
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Christian McBride   Bass
John Pisano   Acoustic Guitar
Anthony Wilson   Guitar
Luis Quintero   Percussion

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Peggy Lee   Composer
Billy Joel   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Joe South   Composer
Alan Broadbent   Music Direction
Bob Dorough   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Cole Porter   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Schmitt   Engineer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Brooks Bowman   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Bill Schluger   Composer
Terrell Kirk   Composer
Bart Howard   Composer

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