Curtis W. (GDSZIAM) from KENNESAW, GA Reviewed on 2/5/2011...
This is my first listen to the lovely Diana. I am pleasantly surprised by the mastery she demonstrates of the material and how she beautifully delivers the lyrics. My ears were litteraly wrapped around her little finger. Great cd. Must listen.
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A real jazz album
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 08/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whatever you may think of Diana's more recent crossover music (which I think is brilliant), this early album demonstrates clearly that her music is rooted in jazz. There is no crossover here - it's pure jazz. Diana sings and plays piano, backed by a small but select band comprising a bass player (sometimes Ray Brown, sometimes Christian McBride), a drummer (Lewis Nash) and a ten saxophonist (Stanley Turrentine).Like so many of Diana's albums, this one relies heavily on songs from the first half of the twentieth century, beginning with Louis Jordan's classic Is you or is you ain't my baby. Other classic songs featured here include Squeeze me (Duke Ellington) and two songs associated with Peggy Lee (I love being here with you, The folks who live on the hill). The only original is the closing bluesy instrumental, CRS craft.This is a fine album that will particularly appeal to jazz aficionados. It may even expand the market as fans of Diana's later music learn to appreciate jazz. But some of those fans may not like this - if in doubt, listen to some of it before buying."
WOW !!!! Diana Krall made me do something unusual !!!
bob_in_atlanta | Atlanta, GA United States | 12/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can I say? Diana is making me buy an entire album and this is the first time that I am buying albums as Christmas gifts. I am giving her album and Micheal Duble's self titled album to my closest friends. I send gifts that are high quality and thoughful gifts that I would personally enjoy (Just in case they are sent back). Both albums are kick ***, making this a banner year. All this and QE on Bravo TV! Color me happy!"
She's the best!
Call me "Curmudgeon" | Huntsville, AL | 01/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Diana Krall is the best. There has never been a sexier, sultrier voice. This CD does not disappoint. She continues to get better and better. I'd have given it 5 stars, but Live in Paris is her all time best."