Only Trust Your Heart

Only Trust Your Heart

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by Diana Krall
     
 

Canadian singer/pianist Diana Krall moved up to an American major label, GRP Records, with her second album, Only Trust Your Heart, having made her debut, Stepping Out, with the Canadian independent Justin Time Records two year earlier. The approach is basically the same, although her…  See more details below

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Canadian singer/pianist Diana Krall moved up to an American major label, GRP Records, with her second album, Only Trust Your Heart, having made her debut, Stepping Out, with the Canadian independent Justin Time Records two year earlier. The approach is basically the same, although her supporting musicians are different. Tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine sits in on three tracks, "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?," "I Love Being Here with You," and the Ray Brown instrumental "CRS-Craft," but otherwise this is piano trio music, with drummer Lewis Nash and either Brown or Christian McBride on bass. Krall is a neo-traditionalist with a legitimate pedigree detailed by Michael Bourne in his liner notes: an isolated upbringing in British Columbia, playing her father's Fats Waller 78s; classical piano lessons while playing in the school jazz band; a Vancouver Jazz Festival scholarship to the Berklee College of Music; a Canadian Arts Council grant to study with Jimmy Rowles in Los Angeles. The result is a performer steeped in traditional acoustic jazz piano playing and singing, and Krall demonstrates her talents on this album, soloing freely on the tunes, which are mostly standards, of course, and singing in a sturdy alto. It says something about the state of jazz circa 1995 that, at age 30, such a performer was getting a big promotional push. Krall was much more than a pretty face and a wave of blonde hair playing old-fashioned jazz, but she was that, too. So, once again in major-label jazz, it was back to the future for a record that, for all intents and purposes, could have been recorded in 1954 instead of 1994, except, of course, that that would have been ten years before the artist was born.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/1995
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0011105981026
catalogNumber:
9810
Rank:
53221

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Diana Krall   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Stanley Turrentine   Tenor Saxophone
Lewis Nash   Drums
Ray Brown   Bass
Christian McBride   Bass

Technical Credits

Peggy Lee   Composer
Louis Jordan   Composer
Lewis Nash   Contributor
Ray Brown   Contributor
Carl Griffin   Executive Producer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Christian McBride   Contributor
Schmitt   Engineer
Andy Baltimore   Director
Michael Bourne   Liner Notes
Hollis King   Art Direction
Shelly Fierston   Director
Bill Austin   Composer
Bill Schluger   Composer

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Only Trust Your Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have owned this CD for years - listened to it once or twice and then it remained shelved for years and years. I recently dragged it out - dusted it off and have been playing it ever since - What was I waiting for? This is one of DK's finest CD's. I just returned from yet another of DK's live performances in Boston and thankfully she has returned to her "good stuff" and eliminated "The Girl in the Other Room" from her repertoire. This is DK at her finest - arrangements "top shelf" - just do yourself a favor and grab this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
when you are with a loved one or just feel like relaxing to some great sound, Diana does it perfectly. This is my favorite of all her albums. it may be short, but it packs a real punch. Don't be shy because it is one of her first releases, she gets better with each album but this one just sings!