jueves, 2 de junio de 2016

Verve reedita 8 albums Esenciales de DIANA KRALL, en formato doble, LP vinilos!

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 14:29


Available July 15 as Part of Verve’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

Los Angeles – June 2, 2016 - As part of Verve Records’ ongoing 60th
anniversary celebration, Verve/UMe is proud to announce the July 15
release of eight essential Diana Krall albums in 180-gram, 2-LP vinyl
reissues. The renowned pianist and vocalist has called Verve home for
the vast majority of her illustrious career, and these new versions of
her recordings originally released between 1996 and 2009 showcase many
of her finest moments in lustrous vinyl format.

These reissues, which each feature the original album in its entirety on
two LPs, range from intimate trio sessions to celebratory big band
outings, songbook standards to modern pop favorites and memorable
original songs. All feature Krall’s expressive voice and deft piano
playing, along with production by three-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Tommy

The series begins with All For You, Krall’s reverent tribute to the Nat
King Cole Trio, originally released by impulse! in 1996. The album
features Krall leading a trio with guitarist Russell Malone and bassist
Paul Keller through some of the legendary pianist/singer’s most beloved
tunes, with guest appearances by pianist Benny Green and percussionist
Steve Kroon. Its follow-up, 1997’s Love Scenes, includes 13 of Krall’s
favorite love songs, performed by her trio with Malone and Christian
McBride on bass.

A distinctly orchestral sound comes to the forefront on Krall’s official
Verve debut, When I Look in Your Eyes, released in 1999. Eight of the
album’s 13 tracks feature strings conducted by veteran composer/arranger
Johnny Mandel along with an all-star jazz ensemble. The symphonic
approach was expanded even further for The Look of Love (2001), which
spotlights Krall’s vocals backed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Recorded live during Krall’s sold-out run at the legendary Olympia Music
Hall in Paris in late 2001, Live in Paris captures the energy and spark
of Krall’s concert performances. The album’s dozen songs feature several
of Krall’s regular collaborators, including guitarist Anthony Wilson,
bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Jeff Hamilton, as well as
Orchestre Symphonique Européen, conducted by pianist/arranger Alan

The Girl in the Other Room (2004) was Krall’s first release to
prominently feature her own original songs, many of them written in
collaboration with her husband, Elvis Costello. She returned to the
Great American Songbook for 2006’s From This Moment On, which garnered a
Best Jazz Vocal Album nomination at the 2007 GRAMMY® Awards. The series
concludes with Krall’s 2009 album, Quiet Nights—her tenth
release—highlighted by GRAMMY® Award-nominated arrangements from
frequent collaborator Claus Ogerman.

Diana Krall is a star in a long line of revered and influential artists
who have been featured on Verve throughout the label’s 60 years. Verve
was founded in 1956 by Norman Granz, the forward-thinking impresario
responsible for the hugely popular Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts,
which brought the music to new audiences and garnered jazz an
unprecedented level of respect in popular culture. Granz also managed
Ella Fitzgerald and launched the label in large part to create new
opportunities worthy of the singer’s immense talent, including her
landmark series of “Songbook” recordings.

Under the visionary leadership of Granz and, after MGM purchased the
imprint in 1961, Creed Taylor, Verve continued to set new trends. The
label sparked the Bossa Nova craze with the 1964 release of the GRAMMY®
Award-winning Getz/Gilberto and brought a lush, elegant new sound to
jazz with the arrangements of Claus Ogerman and Oliver Nelson. Its focus
eventually widened to encompass groundbreaking comedy, folk and rock
recordings, including now-iconic releases by The Velvet Underground,
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention, Janis Ian and Laura Nyro.

It was its jazz legacy that cemented Verve’s place in the popular
imagination, however, and after a fallow period in the ‘70s and ‘80s
Verve was revived in the mid-1990s, again signing many of the biggest
names in music: Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, John Scofield, Betty
Carter, Abbey Lincoln and Shirley Horn, all of whom recorded for Verve
during this period.

Over the course of its six-decade history, Verve has become synonymous
with the very best in jazz, venerating the music while charting its
course and helping to break down racial and stylistic barriers. There’s
no better way to celebrate that legacy than with the music itself, and
2016’s 60th anniversary releases invite listeners to revisit the
breathtaking sounds of Verve in new and exhilarating ways.

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