Look of Love

Performers Diana Krall

Verve | December 6, 2002 | Compact Disc

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This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
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.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 6, 2002

Genre: General

Style: Pop Vocal

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2001

Label Name: Verve

UPC: 731458959724

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Look of Love

Performers Diana Krall
Guest Artist(s) Christian McBride, Claus Ogerman, John Pisano, Peter Erskine
Producer Tommy LiPuma
Engineer Al Schmitt

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 6, 2002

Genre: General

Style: Pop Vocal

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2001

Label Name: Verve

UPC: 731458959724


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

Editorial Notes

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
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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