Quiet Nights

Quiet Nights

3.5 88
by Diana Krall
     
 

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Diana Krall's twelfth album is titled Quiet Nights. Using Brazil as a musical point of reference, the award-winning pianist and singer is not suggesting a night out; she means to stay in.

"It's not coy. It's not 'peel me a grape,' little girl stuff. I feel this album's very womanly -- like you're lying next to your lover in bed whispering this in his ear."

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Diana Krall's twelfth album is titled Quiet Nights. Using Brazil as a musical point of reference, the award-winning pianist and singer is not suggesting a night out; she means to stay in.

"It's not coy. It's not 'peel me a grape,' little girl stuff. I feel this album's very womanly -- like you're lying next to your lover in bed whispering this in his ear."

She's not kidding. From Krall's refreshing version of "Where or When" to an utterly soul-stilling rendition of "You're My Thrill," the ten songs on Quiet Nights are disarming in their intimacy. Even those already familiar with the breathy vocals and rhythmic lilt in Krall's music -- and now there are millions -- will be taken aback by just how far the music pushes, unabashedly, into the realm of sweet surrender.

"It's a sensual, downright erotic record and it's intended to be that way." From the Label

Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe - Steve Greenlee
The line between dreamy and sleepy is a fine one, and many jazz singers have fallen on the wrong side of it when attempting bossa nova. Diana Krall, however, negotiates it skillfully.... It probably has a lot to do with her honeyed voice, her laid-back delivery, and her experience.
Los Angeles Times - Chris Barton
Diana Krall's albums should come with a warning label: Do not use while operating heavy machinery. This is not a knock: Krall's round, relaxed voice is a nuanced instrument ideally suited for, as this album's title indicates, quiet nights.
Dallas Morning News - Mario Tarradell
Diana Krall could fog up the bedroom windows with just a few notes of her sultry voice. Especially on her gorgeous, Brazilian-inspired new CD, Quiet Nights.... The steam that Krall generates is sublime.
Baltimore Sun - Rashod D. Ollison
In a way, Quiet Nights extends the elegant feel of Krall's last album, the excellent From This Moment On. Her hushed, Shirley Horn-like vocals are warmly embraced by tastefully understated orchestration overseen by the legendary Claus Ogerman.... Quiet Nights simply matches a classy singer with a classic style.
Washington Times - Adam Mazmanian
Quiet Nights is a gem of an album, not in the least because it blends the intimacy of a small cabaret combo with the elegance and heft of a full orchestra.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/31/2009
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517931107
catalogNumber:
001243302
Rank:
1895

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Diana Krall   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Steve Kujala   Alto Flute,Bass Flute
Sue Raney   Bass
Bruce Dukov   Violin,Concert Master
Sid Page   Violin,Concert Master
Richard Todd   French Horn
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Mari Tsumura   Violin
Darius Campo   Violin
Claus Ogerman   Conductor
John Clayton   Bass
Larry Corbett   Cello,Celli
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Earl Dumler   Oboe
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Reggie Hamilton   Bass
Peter Kent   Violin
Janet Lakatos   Viola
Bill Lane   French Horn
Edward Meares   Bass
Joe Meyer   French Horn
Dan Neufeld   Viola
Helen Nightengale   Violin
Katia Popov   Violin
Barbara Porter   Violin
Geri Rotella   Alto Flute,Bass Flute
David Shostac   Alto Flute,Bass Flute
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Cecilia Tsan   Cello,Celli
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Brad Warnaar   French Horn
Evan Wilson   Viola
David Ewart   Violin
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Anthony Wilson   Guitar
Timothy Landauer   Cello,Celli
Rudy Stein   Cello,Celli
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Antony Cooke   Cello,Celli
Gil Romero   Violin
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Tiffiany Yi Hu   Violin
Trevor Handy   Cello,Celli
Thomas Dienner   Viola
Liane Mautner   Violin
Caroline Campbell   Violin
James Freebarin-Smith   Cello,Celli
Dave Walther   Viola
Marda Todd   Viola
Steve Richards   Cello
Tereza Stanislav   Violin
Dan Tobin Smith   Cello,Celli
Amy Wickman   Violin
Joel Pargman   Violin
Yue Deng   Violin
Todd Miller   French Horn
Bob Zimmitti   Vibes
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Mario de León   Violin
Razdan Kuyumjian   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola

Technical Credits

Gene Lees   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Claus Ogerman   Arranger
Hal David   Composer
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Doug Sax   Mastering
Schmitt   Engineer
Jule Styne   Composer
Diana Krall   Producer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Steve Genewick   Engineer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Sidney Clare   Composer
Jay Gorney   Composer
Paulo Sérgio Valle   Composer
Sanwook "Sunny" Nam   Mastering

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