miércoles, 16 de agosto de 2017

DIANA KRALL: Twitter



  1. Al Schmitt ❤️❤️
  2. “Almost Blue Meanie”







“I’m so glad we had this time together .. thank you America for a fantastic tour!”

     



Got to meet one of my biggest inspirations of all time last night at the Hollywood bowl 🎹🎤💕 😊💕

     



domingo, 30 de julio de 2017

Article: "Diana Krall’s new album turns turbulence into quiet" - www.sfchronicle.com


Diana Krall’s new album 
turns turbulence into quiet

By Aidin VaziriJuly 26, 2017





Photo: JESSE DITTMAR, NYT


Canadian jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall, pictured at the Cafe Carlyle in New York, has four tour dates in the Bay Area this week.

Diana Krall returns to the classics on her latest album, “Turn Up the Quiet,” covering standards by the likes of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Nat King Cole. It’s the Canadian jazz singer’s last recording with producer Tommy LiPuma, who died at 80 in March after having worked on 11 of her releases, starting with 1995’s “Only Trust Your Heart.” Now 52, Krall is finding joy on the road, accompanied by her twin 10-year old sons, Dexter and Frank (her husband is the musician Elvis Costello). She spoke to us from a tour stop in Park City, Utah, ahead of her four dates in Northern California.

Q: I really appreciate this album. It’s almost like you knew we needed a balm for these turbulent times.

A: Well, I’m intuitive, I guess. The direction of the songs went to a positive place. The live show has become all about love. I’m singing “Blue Skies” and other hopeful things. That’s the point, for people to escape from things for an hour and a half or two hours. A lot of the songs I’m doing were written in turbulent times. You can interpret them in different ways.

Q: You didn’t pick overtly political songs or anything you could frame in 2017. But the songs you did pick and the way you perform them feels so right, right now.

A: I’m glad to hear you say that. I mean, I’m playing with so many incredible musicians right now. When we’re playing together, it’s so emotionally relaxed and direct and swinging. We’re having such a positive, beautiful, fun time. That’s what you want people to feel. We’re out there to create a feeling. I had the whole audience in Grand Rapids singing “L-O-V-E.”

Q: You spent 20 years working in hotels and bars before you broke through. Did your low-key stage show grow out of that experience?

A: I’m better just being the same person that sits across the dinner table from you. It’s different because I play the piano. I’m not standing out front in a sparkly dress. I have a sparkly skirt. Standing in front of a microphone isn’t what I’m comfortable doing. I just kind of play the piano and sing and create an intimate space.

Q: You had a difficult time before making this album. Where’s your head at now?

A: You know, I had some really personal issues in the last few years. My father died. I got really sick with pneumonia at the same time, in 2014. I feel like it’s taken me three years to get my strength back from that. So now I’m feeling stronger, physically and mentally. I’m not the only one. There’s so much sadness. But there’s somebody falling in love somewhere. People are still celebrating graduations or small big things. People are being born and dying. This is life.

Q: Your producer Tommy LiPuma died shortly after you completed the record. Is it difficult going out and promoting it without him?

A: That was so traumatic and upsetting. Now I’m moving through joyfully. We had such a ball making this record, and I hope it shows. It’s a really, really fun show. The musicians blow me away. Sometimes I forget to come in. I’m listening to them so intently that I forget my cues. I forget I’m in the band and think I’m in the audience.

Aidin Vaziri is The San Francisco Chronicle’s pop music critic. Email: avaziri@sfchronicle.comTwitter: @MusicSF



Diana Krall: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1. $95-$295. Wente Winery, 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore.www.wentevineyards.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2. $63.25-$133.25. The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga. www.axs.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. $29-$104. Green Music Center, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. www.gmc.sonoma.edu. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. $59.50-$129.50. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F. www.ticketmaster.com

To see Diana Krall sing “The Look of Love”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQuDaIbpA1g


Aidin Vaziri

Pop Music Critic




















viernes, 28 de julio de 2017

Diana Krall - L.O.V.E. 
(Live @ The Deer Valley Music Festival, Park City, UT) 7/21/2017


sábado, 15 de julio de 2017

Article: Concert Klassik am Dom: Diana Krall, 14 de julio de Domplatz Linz

"Klassik am Dom": Diana Krall, nicht nur wettermäßig ganz in ihrem Element
Zum Auftakt der OÖN-Konzertreihe begeisterte die Jazzsängerin 2700 Fans in Linz.



Der kanadische Jazz-Superstar Diana Krall und Bassist John Clayton bei ihrem Auftritt am Domplatz in Linz Bild: Alexander Schwarzl

Diana Krall und Sauwetter, das ist offenbar eine veritable Liebesbeziehung. "Das ist genau mein Wetter, es erinnert mich an daheim", kommentierte die von der Westküste Kanadas stammende 51-Jährige die ins Grausliche tendierenden äußeren Umstände zum Auftakt der "Klassik am Dom"-Reihe am Donnerstagabend. Grinsend fügte der Jazz-Superstar noch an: "Je miserabler das Wetter, desto glücklicher bin ich."

Von Regen und Wind also ausreichend euphorisiert, bestritt Krall ihr Oberösterreich-Debüt am Linzer Domplatz – und es war eine famose Premiere! Die 2700 wetterfesten Besucher bekamen eine knapp zweistündige Show geboten, die auf gefinkelte Art und Weise Jazz mit Pop, Improvisation mit Songwriterkunst sowie Herz mit technischer Brillanz vermählte.

Tendiert die seit 2003 mit dem britischen Rockstar Elvis Costello verheiratete Sängerin auf ihren Studioalben dazu, die Ecken und Kanten ihres Sounds zu glätten, was gelegentlich zu leichter Edelkitsch-Schlagseite führt, so war davon bei ihrem gefeierten Linz-Auftritt nur in seltenen Momenten zu bemerken.
Ein großartiges Begleittrio

Geschuldet war diese unvermutete Rauheit und Eindringlichkeit nicht zuletzt ihrer formidablen Begleitband, bestehend aus dem Gitarristen Anthony Wilson, Schlagzeuger Jeff Hamilton und dem virtuosen John Clayton am Bass. Das glänzend aufgelegte Trio bereitete das rhythmische Fundament, auf welchem Diana Krall – gewandet in eine überschaubar stylische Straßenmeisterei-Windjacke – ihr präzises Klavierspiel und ihre kühle und doch so eindringliche Stimme wirken ließ.

Musikalische Höhepunkte gab es an diesem Abend reichlich, mit Sicherheit zählten die beiden von Irving Berlin geschriebenen "How Deep Is The Ocean" und "Let’s Face The Music And Dance" dazu, letzteres von Nat King Cole populär gemacht. Ebenfalls sehr schön: eine seelenvolle Version von Burt Bacharachs Evergreen "The Look Of Love" und das extrem lässige "Let’s Fall In Love".

"They Sat Together In The Park/ As The Evening Sky Grew Dark" – einen echten Gänsehautmoment provozierte Krall mit ihrer wunderschönen, geradezu hypnotischen Darbietung von Bob Dylans waidwundem Trennungssong "Simple Twist Of Fate". Ein Traum.

Mit Bacharachs "Walk On By" und einer feinen Interpretation von "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" (für die Jüngeren: Al Dubin und Harry Warren aus dem Jahr 1933, nicht Green Day!) entließ Diana Krall sichtlich beglückte und berührte Zuschauer schließlich in die kalte Nacht. Miserables Wetter, tolles Konzert.

Klassik am Dom: Diana Krall , 14. Juli, Domplatz Linz

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viernes, 14 de julio de 2017

Photos: DIANA KRALL & Elvis Cstello - Liverpool - Twitter


UK Hilton hotel liverpool,Elivis Costello and diana Krall, pic dave the pap
 






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