miércoles, 18 de julio de 2012

Diana Krall Concert: Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI - 7/16/12

Photos by Erik Ljung



CBE students launch into space with Canadian astronauts and jazz great
June 12 - July 16, 2012

Canadian astronauts and jazz great Diana Krall launched learning into space with a musical, literary, scientific and artistic adventure that will make the hearts of students and teachers soar for many years.

With funding from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and expertise from some of Calgary’s—and Canada’s—best artists and scientists, Lord Beaverbrook High School students combined the arts and sciences in a year-long collaboration.

The result of this amazing collaboration was celebrated on Saturday, June 9 by students, teachers, parents and others including Canadian astronaut, Dr. Robert Thirsk, CBE Trustees Carol Bazinet and Joy Bowen-Eyre, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, and Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Jonathan Denis at the official launch of From Blue to Red, a children’s illustrated hardcover, audio and eBook.

The book was written, illustrated and musically composed by students. It is the inspiring story of fictional astronaut Elizabeth Owens, commander on the first mission to Mars. Through a holographic diary, Elizabeth tells her grandson about the mission and sacrifices she made to be an explorer. While creating this book, a group of innovative students had the opportunity to marshal their creativity, talent, skills, research abilities, and imaginations.

The eBook will live online for everyone to enjoy and two copies of the book, one in English and one in French, have been delivered to every CBE elementary school.

The idea for the book came from the school’s music teacher, Ross McIntyre.

“This collaborative project is the best example of cross-curricular student work that I have ever experienced. From Blue to Red is the highlight of my teaching career,” says Ross McIntyre, a former CBE student and current educator for more than 20 years. “Beaverbrook students proved yet again that when given the opportunity to succeed, they always rise to the occasion. We assembled world-class artists as mentors for this project led by renowned Calgary artist and storywriter, Samantha Whelan Kotkas.”

CSA astronaut Robert Thirsk, a former student of Lord Beaverbrook High School, and fellow astronauts Julie Payette, David Saint-Jacques, along with Diana Krall, narrate the book.

“It was a pleasure to participate in the From Blue to Red book project, which creatively engaged a large number of Lord Beaverbrook students. I expect their imaginative story will inspire young Albertan readers who dream of space flight,” said Thirsk.

Fuente: www.cbe.ab.ca

jueves, 12 de julio de 2012

Vid: Interview with Diana Krall - North Sea Jazz 1996

Interview by NTR / Radio reporter Co de Kloet.


lunes, 9 de julio de 2012

martes, 3 de julio de 2012

Concert: Diana Krall, June 30, 2012. South Shore, MA.



Diana Announces New Album 'Glad Rag Doll' available September 25th!

Diana Krall's extraordinary new album, 'Glad Rag Doll' (9/25, Verve Records) is an exhilarating and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new instrumentation and new musicians. It stars a singer and piano player, filled with mischief, humour and a renewed sense of tenderness and intimacy.

The record reveals itself at that remarkable vanishing point in time where all music; swinging, rocking and taboo, collide with songs of longing, solace and regret. All are made new again in a vaudeville of Krall's own imagining.

It is at once a major departure and a natural progression for the gifted musician. Diana simply calls the album, "a song and dance record".

"We all just went in there as if the songs were written yesterday. I didn't want to make a period piece or nostalgia record," said Krall.

In fact, these are songs that Krall has spent a lifetime contemplating. Both her childhood home and her current address are stacked with 78rpm records and song folios filled with precious and unpolished gems, songs that have not worn out their lustre from repetition.

If any of these songs could be identified as "20's or 30's music", then they are 20's or 30's songs as imagined for the 21st Century.

The same could be said for a startling rendition of the Pomus classic, "Lonely Avenue", first cut in the 1950s.

The contemplative, contemporary reading of the old Gene Austin recording of "Let It Rain" finds a sympathetic echo in Krall's exquisite rendition of Buddy and Julie Miller's more recent ballad of spiritual longing, "Wide River To Cross".

Working for the first time with renowned producer T Bone Burnett and engineer Mike Piersante, Krall revels in a fresh sonic playground captured in the vivid grain and deep resonant focus of analog tape. Burnett has assembled a distinguished cast of remarkable men to complement Krall's piano contribution at an 1890s Steinway upright.

From the hushed to the howling, Marc Ribot's poised and sympathetic solo guitar accompaniment on the title track contrasts beautifully with a range of surprising sounds and colors.

As ever with a Diana Krall record, her distinctive feel and unique sense of time is crucial. She has established a new and exciting rhythmic rapport with drummer Jay Bellerose and bassist Dennis Crouch that has let loose some of her most joyous piano playing heard on record to date.

Among the new elements brought into the spontaneous arrangement process are the mysterious, sometimes comedic commentaries coming from the keyboards of Keefus Green.

The album will be released worldwide on Verve Records September 25th and is available for pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/GladRagDoll

Marc Ribot (Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, 6 String Bass and Banjo),
T Bone Burnett (Guitars),
Howard Coward (Ukulele, Mandola, Tenor Guitar, Harmony Vocals),
Jay Bellerose (Drums),
Dennis Crouch (Bass),
Bryan Sutton (Guitars),
Colin Linden (Guitars, Dobro)
Keefus Green (Keyboards, Mellotron).

LISTEN to "There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears" here: http://smarturl.it/NewDianaKrall

Track Listing:

1. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye (Woods)
2. There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears (Fisher)
3. Just Like a Butterfly That's Caught in the Rain (Dixon/Woods)
4. You Know - I Know Ev'rything's Made for Love (Sherman/Tobias/Johnson)
5. Glad Rag Doll (Ager/Dougherty/Yellen)
6. I'm A Little Mixed Up (James/Johnson)
7. Prairie Lullaby (Hill)
8. Here Lies Love (Rainger/Robin)
9. I Used to Love You But It's All Over Now (von Tilzer/Brown)
10. Let it Rain (Kendis/Dyson)
11. Lonely Avenue (Pomus)
12. Wide River to Cross (Miller/Miller)
13. When the Curtain Comes Down (Hoefle/Lewis/Sherman)