Diana Krall Survey

A friend of mine is working the new Diana Krall release (first download track and cover art available tomorrow) for Verve Records. I mentioned that Audiogon has some devoted DK fans and he said he'd love to get any feedback that anyone might provide. So any comments (music, artwork, etc.) are appreciated.


She is a class act. Her work seems to focus largely on 'standards' and she does these well. Check out the Live in Paris recording or DVD. I have seen her perform in a relatively small room (under 2000 people), and even with a hand injury, she can play. A number of her recordings were mixed by Al Schmitt, who is legendary.
I only wish I could be as average and sell over twenty million records. And to clarify, I am not a die hard Krall fan but do believe she earns a little more respect than was being given in the earlier posts.
First off, thanks all for your comments.

I saw my friend Mike (from Verve Records) yesterday and passed on the gist of the (useful) commentary, which seemed to be - "keep it simple, lose the strings". I didn't offer up the "She's a hack" side of the commentary, simply becaause - right or wrong - it's not really useful to him.

If anyone has further comments on the sexier look or retro musical feel of the new release, please post, I'm sure that he'd be all ears.

Again, thanks to all who have taken the time to post.

Of course she deserves respect, and apparently she gives pleasure to a lot of fans, but the number of records she sells, like her educational background, is irrelevant to her artisic merit.