Review: “Quiet Nights,” Diana Krall


Lets just start off by saying Elvis Costello is one lucky MF. His wife, Diana Krall, is not only an extremely talented piano player and singer, but she’s so sexy it’s ridiculous. She could just stand there with no makeup, her hair in curlers, singing names out of the phone book and it would still be sexy as hell. On her latest release, Quiet Nights, she uses her smoky, sensuous vocals to give new life to some old standards.

The orchestration and arrangements on this disc are right out of the jazz/bossanova Frank Sinatra-Antonio Carlos Jobim days of the 60s. “I’ve Grown Accustomed to His Face,” “Where or When” and the Bacharach-David classic “Walk On By” all standout. She also performs stellar versions of the BeeGees “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart,” “I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry,” and Jobim’s “The Boy from Ipanema” and “Quiet Nights.”

Krall says of Quiet Nights “its like whispering in your lover’s ear, in bed, at night, when it’s dark that this is what you want.” You can say that again. Elvis, there is no reason for you to ever leave the building. You lucky MF.

Diana Krall’s Official Website

Quiet Nights (Live on Late Show with David Letterman)

Quiet Nights (Electronic press kit)

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