viernes, 3 de mayo de 2013

Concert: Diana Krall - UB Center for the Arts, Amherst, New York Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Diana Krall @ UB Center for the Arts, Amherst, New York
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
By: Gus Griesinger

On tour in support of her latest offering "Glad Rag Doll," released last October, Diana Krall played to a sold out crowd at the Center for the Arts at the the University of Buffalo last Tuesday night. The theme for her tour/show, was based around vaudeville and the roaring 20s. Her stage was designed around this and images and video were shown depicting this theme throughout the show.

A video of actor Steve Buscemi parading around gave a nice introduction into "When the Curtain Comes Down." The five time Grammy winner, Krall, took the stage and went into the first cut from "Glad Rag Doll" called "We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye." Before "Let it Rain," Krall explained to the audience her love of 20's music and everything that had to do with that time. An image of her great-great aunt playing a piano during vaudeville was shown right before the title cut to her latest album.

Krall, who played on the Paul McCartney song "I'm Going to Sit Down and Write Myself a Letter" on his album last year, she did the song in her set and it sounded wonderful! She also told a story of her first audition at 15 years old and played a little bit of that audition. Showing her Canadian heritage, she played a melody of the original "Hockey Night in Canada" theme song.

Krall enjoyed a solo spotlight without her band for a few songs. During this time, she played a covers of Fats Waller's "Your Feet's Too Big" and the Nat King Cole's "Just You, Just Me." A banjo was brought out and used by one of her guitar players on "Lonely Avenue."

Krall's sultry and sexy voice still resonates more than ever and it showed during her performance. She also really connects on personal level with her audience as well and both of those qualities are why she is one of the most respected jazz musicians out on tour today.

Set List:

When the Curtain Comes Down
We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye
Ain't No Sweet Man that's Worth the Salt of my Tears
Just Like a Butterfly that's Caught in the Rain
You Know - Everything Made for Love
Let it Rain
Peel Me a Grape
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Your Feets Too Big (Fats Waller cover)
Glad Rag Doll
I'm Going to Sit Down and Write Myself a Letter
Wide River to Cross
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Lonely Avenue
Just You, Just Me (Nat King Cole cover)
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
I'm a Little Mixed Up
Prairie Lullaby


No hay comentarios: