Look of Love

Performers Diana Krall

Verve | September 18, 2001 | Compact Disc

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The multi-platinum release The Look Of Love continues the journey of worldwide success traveled since it's release in September of last year. A winner at last year's Juno Awards, including Best Artist, Best Album, and Best Vocal Jazz Album, The Look Of Love stands as the benchmark album in Diana Krall's fascinating career. Key tracks include The Look of Love and S'Wonderful.

1. S'Wonderful
2. Love Letters
3. I Remember You
4. Cry Me A River
5. Besame Mucho
6. The Night We Called It a Day
7. Dancing In The Dark
8. I Get Along Without You Very Well
9. The Look Of Love
10. Maybe You'll Be There

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 18, 2001

Genre: General

Style: Jazz

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Verve

UPC: 731454984621

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Look of Love

Performers Diana Krall

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 18, 2001

Genre: General

Style: Jazz

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Verve

UPC: 731454984621


Editorial Notes

Personnel includes: Diana Krall (vocals, piano); Claus Ogerman (arranger, conductor); Russell Malone, Romero Lubambo, John Pisano, Dori Caymmi (guitar); Christian McBride (bass); Peter Erskine, Jeff Hamilton (drums); Paulinho Da Costa, Luis Conte (percussion).
Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York, New York from Januray 22-27, 2001 and Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California on June 3 & 4, 2001.
THE LOOK OF LOVE won the 2002 Grammy Award For Best Engineered Album.
While there's no denying that jazz-pop star Diana Krall's movie-star good looks went a long way toward endearing her to mainstream America, that's just the tip of the iceberg. Just as undeniable are Krall's gifts as a pianist and singer. Far from a crass populist, she's a subtle, nuanced performer who approaches her craft with an excess of skill and knowledge. This is apparent from the very beginning of THE LOOK OF LOVE, when Krall tackles the overly familiar Gershwin chestnut "S'Wonderful" not the way countless jazz singers have done in preceding decades, but in a style influenced by Joao Gilberto, who recorded the tune years before in a simmering bossa nova mode. This marriage of canny craft and artistic inspiration is repeated again and again throughout the album. Most of the songs here have been trotted out countless times by Krall's contemporaries and (especially) predecessors, but her thoughtful phrasing and low-key dynamic shifts match her unhurried, pastel piano style on each tune to bring out something special at the song's core.
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