martes, 29 de mayo de 2012

VID: Diana Krall performs “The Look of Love” at the Gershwin Prize for Hal David and Burt Bacharach

May 21, 2012 | 4:13 | Public Domain

Diana Krall performs “The Look of Love” in the East Room to tribute Hal David and Burt Bacharach as part of the "In Performance at the White House: Burt Bacharach & Hal David: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song," PBS broadcast held on May 9, 2012.

miércoles, 23 de mayo de 2012


Diana Krall performs during the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at The Library of Congress on May 8, 2012 in Washington, DC.
(May 7, 2012 - Source: Kris Connor/Getty Images North America)



sábado, 19 de mayo de 2012

Photos: Galería de PBS PressRoom (


Finale performance
9 de mayo, 2012

Performers participate in the finale during the “In Performance at the White House” series concert in the East Room of the White House, May 9, 2012. From left to right, front of stage: Sheléa, Mike Myers, Diana Krall, Stevie Wonder, Arturo Sandoval, Burt Bacharach (seated at piano), Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, Michael Feinstein and Rumer. “Burt Bacharach & Hal David: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House” premieres Monday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide.

(Official White House photo by Sonya N. Hebert.These photographs are provided by THE WHITE HOUSE as a courtesy and are for promotional use only on the PBS website as related to the airing of ÒBurt Bacharach & Hal David: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House concert. The photographs may not be manipulated in any way and may not otherwise be reproduced, disseminated or broadcast, without the written permission of the White House Photo Office. These photographs may not be used in any commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.)

miércoles, 9 de mayo de 2012

Photos: Diana Krall at Gilmore Keyboard Festival

Photos from the Kalamazoo Gazette - By John A. Lacko | Special to the Gazette

Diana Krall performs in Chenery Auditorium on Sunday as part of the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Photo by John A. Lacko, courtesy of the Gilmore Keyboard Festival.


Diana Krall explores love, jazz at Gilmore Keyboard Festival (Review)
Published: Monday, April 30, 2012, 6:55 AM Updated: Monday, April 30, 2012, 10:21 AM

KALAMAZOO, MI — Diana Krall poured on the languid romance, plus jazz and pop, at her sold-out Gilmore Festival set in Chenery Auditorium Sunday night.

Half-way though the night, after saying something enigmatic about how her homeland of Vancouver is "very much like Rio de Janeiro," she dropped whatever point she was making with, "It's all about love, anyways, isn't it?"

It is, and for Krall, love is slow, quiet and, even with around 1,500 people in the audience, intimate. Behind this reviewer someone dropped something — amazing how loud a plastic cup can be while rolling down the floor under rows of seats as a Grammy-winning jazz/pop star sings and plays piano in hushed tones of audio pastel.

After her statement about love, she did "Quiet Nights" the title track of her 2009 album. The Antonio Carlos Jobim tune is usually a quiet bossa nova, but Krall made it even more of a slow hush, with great jazz guitarist Anthony Wilson tickling the strings.

Many of her songs Sunday night might make one wish to rest one's head in the lap of Krall's voice, or go find a private spot with your loved one, or maybe feel a need for a cup of coffee. A few times it was reminiscent of Isabella Rossellini's "Slow Club" scene in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet."

Also from "Quiet Nights," "You're My Thrill" had the band working to create a smokey romance with Krall. She turned the Irving Berlin standard "How Deep Is the Ocean?" into a pop ballad with rich piano chords of dark chocolate.

She covered moody, bittersweet pop, Joni Mitchell and Paul McCartney, and the slow romance of Brazilian tunes like "So Nice." And, yes, Krall also showed she is a jazz performer.

She pulled out the Nat King Cole "Frim Fram Sauce" that she recorded in 1996, and sounded as she did then, that she could be playing in one of the more hipper jazz clubs of 1945. Krall covered her teen-years idol, Fats Waller, and tossed a bit of stride piano in a few tunes.

There were also moments of pure energetic jazz flash. Members of her quartet, the slick and skilled Wilson, solid bassist Robert Hurst and sharp as a tack drummer Karriem Riggins, seemed to relish these moments to shine. A few times they developed that perpetual-motion-machine magic that jazz can take, as solos build on each other.

Best of the jazz was the cover of "Cheek to Cheek." It was speedy and playful, and despite stage lighting that was all shades of Hello Kitty pink, it had a lot of muscle. That evolved into a jazz-rock variation of the Beatles "Come Together."

The audience gave a huge standing ovation at the end. For her encore, Krall brought things back to the theme of the night, with a faithful cover of the epitome of adult contemporary tunes, the one that your parents made-out to in '67, Burt Bacharach's "The Look of Love."

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viernes, 4 de mayo de 2012

Concert: REVIEW: Tri-C JazzFest 4-28, An Evening With Diana Krall (


After an affectionate introduction by Cleveland’s own Tommy LiPuma, sheer elegance took the stage at the State Theatre Saturday night in the form of sultry singer-pianist Diana Krall and her accompanying trio. She then sat poised all evening along side her Steinway and proceeded to entrance the audience, bringing us along on her journey through her take on jazz from the early twentieth century and more. Her inspiration came from jazz legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Nat King Cole and Carmen McCrae. No one digs deeper into a song and pulls out the emotion, one velvet note at a time, like she does in her super-slow and seductive version of songs like I’ll String Along with You. She also strayed into some of her newer songs with latin/Brazilian tempos as in passionate Quiet Nights.

The high point of the evening was right in the middle the act. The trio left the stage, the lights were lowered even more and the spotlight was on her alone. Diana Krall proceeded to give the audience and incredibly intimate experience. Just her luxurious voice, the piano, and about three thousand people. The audience was mesmerized.

In between songs Diana Krall shared a few satirical quips and personal tidbits about herself and her relationships. She spoke of her years of working with and developing a fondness for her producer Tommy LiPuma and his family. We saw some evidence of how this glamorous woman is a lot like the rest of us at home when she shared how her twin five-year -old boys have her playing the referee most days. She showed a funny side when sharing how being married to her rock star husband, Elvis Costello, as she put it “Doesn’t suck”. Ms Krall gushed over Tri-C’s Tommy LiPuma Creative Arts Center and compared it with her experience growing up in rural British Columbia, Canada and the lack of resources for a budding artist there. She even shared the swankiest version I ever heard of what is typically considered a cowboy melody, Don’t Fence Me In, which is her Mom’s favorite song. The audience sat silent, hanging on every word and note.

A stellar trio who have their own long list of accolades accompanied her. Detroit native, Drummer Karriem Riggins developed his craft playing with the likes of Betty Carter, Ray Brown and Oscar Peterson. Guitarist Anthony Wilson is also an arranger and composer and has eight critically-acclaimed solo albums under his belt. Emmy and Grammy winner, basist Robert Hurst has released a number of successful albums as well.

This weekend’s concert was part of Tri-C JazzFest and the first time Ms. Krall graced Cleveland with her sophistication since 2004. Eight years is way too long to wait for Diana Krall.




I Just Found Out About Love

How Deep Is the Ocean? (How High Is the Sky?)

So Nice (Summer Samba)

I’ll String Along with You

Walk On By

I Was Doing Alright

Simple Twist of Fate

If You’re a Viper (The Reefer Song)

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

Don’t Fence Me In

Abandoned Masquerade

Exactly like You

Jockey Full of Bourbon