Sunday, May 31, 2009

Diana Krall - Temptation

A little Sunday morning jazz...

15 comments:

Richard Prosch said...

Cool. Got the new album and you were right --it's terrific!

David Cranmer said...

Glad you like it. I'm going to break down and grab her greatest hits, that was released in 2007, because it has a couple songs I noticed I don't have.

Diane said...

What a lovely lady and even lovelier voice. I don't listen to much Jazz but I liked this. Is it on the greatest hits you mentioned?

Charles Gramlich said...

I actually kind of liked that song. Which was a surprise to me. It's still a bit slow for what I typically listen to. I enjoyed my Headbanger's Ball last night.

David Cranmer said...

Diane, I just checked and Temptation isn't on the greatest hits CD but is on the DVD. But like my wife always reminds me there's iTunes.

Charles, Maybe the reason you like this is because originally it was a Tom Waits song. Has grit as they say.

Chris said...

I'm almost certain we've already had a Diana Krall conversation...would've been months ago, though. Do you have All For You, the Nat King Cole tribute she did? It's from like 1994 or 1995—really good. I haven't listened to much of her stuff after that, but she's really carved a niche for herself, and is a totally underrated pianist!

David Cranmer said...

Chris, I have (other than the greatest hits) everything she has put out. All for You was terrific and I agree she's an underrated pianist though it's her smoky contralto vocals that grab this boy.

Randy Johnson said...

Good stuff. It's the sort of thing I listen to, via the cable channels, while I do most of my reading. Low in the background, it's the perfect thing to, "clean my palette," so to speak for the goings-on between the covers.
Like Charles, I'm an old headbanger at heart, but it's just too distracting for me when I'm reading.

David Cranmer said...

Randy, I would recommend some Medeski, Martin, and Wood for the headbangers. I mean it's not Megadeath or Black Sabbath but it has a funky beat you may appreciate.

Scott Parker said...

I consider The Girl in the Other Room to be Krall's best CD mainly because she wrote/co-wrote most of the songs. Ironically, "Black Crow" is my favorite song of the CD, a tune penned by Joni Mitchell. Here version of the songs from The Girl in the Other Room on the Live from Montreal DVD are excellent. Krall never fails to amaze me...

David Cranmer said...

Elvis Costello's guiding hand is instrumental in making GIRL arguably her finest effort. And you're right that "Black Crow' is stunning.

Martin Edwards said...

Excellent, thanks. My favourite Krall is still The Look of Love, simply one of the finest songs ever written.

David Cranmer said...

The Look of Love is a terrific song that she really makes her own. No offense to Burt Bacharach but before Krall I didn't much pay attention to it.

Richard Prosch said...

Speaking of Bacharach and Elvis Costello, I also just recently picked up PAINTED FROM MEMORY, their collaboration, and liked it well enough.

David Cranmer said...

I enjoy a lot of Costello's work but oddly don't own any music by him. The song "Complicated Shadows" from The Sopranos soundtrack is a particular favorite.