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I see there's a new Diana Krall album coming in May

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Posted on March 15, 2017 at 06:56:03
Jay Buridan
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Amazon is accepting pre-orders.

 

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How exiting!!!! nt, posted on March 15, 2017 at 07:07:32
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One track off the album (Night and Day) is already up for streaming on QOBUZ..., posted on March 15, 2017 at 07:22:19
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RE: How exiting!!!! nt, posted on March 15, 2017 at 09:29:02
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Why do I get the feeling this is a snide comment? You may be a snob but at least get your spelling correct. I think you meant EXCITING.

 

RE:A victim of her success, posted on March 15, 2017 at 09:59:39
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Her earliest CDs, most notably the tribute to Nat King Cole, the pianist, not the singer :-}, I thought were musically superb, her less than stellar voice notwithstanding. She can play.

She can also convey a musical line with her voice as a musical instrument, something lost on subsequent productions that made her all Hair, Tits, And Teeth.

The Live in Paris DVD concert, with the exception of the deMille style orchestrations of Klaus whatishisname, is great Piano Quartet Classic Jazz with the four of them obviously having a great time making music.

The Girl In Room and that Classic vinyl issue thing (name?) were just bad. Haven't heard her since. A shame.

No reason to personally go after someone never a fan, though.


 

RE:A victim of her success, posted on March 15, 2017 at 14:12:26
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"No reason the personally go after someone never a fan."

Really? Do you think it's worth posting a comment like " How exciting?" How does that add to or illuminate the discussion, aside from the clear sarcasm implied? If he doesn't like Krall, let him say so and state the reasons like you did.

 

Marketing dream, posted on March 15, 2017 at 15:38:11
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Looks sell! Can't help but think that she would not be nearly as well known if she were a plain Jane.

 

I have a female jazz player friend who thinks Krall just memorized her solos,, posted on March 15, 2017 at 21:38:48
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doesn't really improvise.
I played one of Krall's concerts at Concord Pavillion, in the Orch.
She really played up her looks, and the audience ate it up.
Very lightweight musically, IMO.

 

RE: I see there's a new Diana Krall album coming in May, posted on March 16, 2017 at 02:51:23
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It's sad when Auto-Tune is applied to singers who don't need it........ Her last two albums have it......
   

 

Female Vocals, posted on March 16, 2017 at 05:13:06
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Sort of weird as a genre.

 

RE: Another bubble burst!, posted on March 16, 2017 at 07:47:18
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Count Basie, for one, pretty much repeats the same riffs from album to album to album as do most Jazz musicians, but I still love their music.

Heck, Mozart, Beethoven and pretty much every composer one could name, especially Mahler, repeated the same phrases from pillar to piano.

I know what you mean though. There's a difference between variations on a theme and rote notes. Makes you wonder what first class musicians like Hamilton, Wilson, and Clayton really think of her.


 

I detect a lot of envy here, posted on March 16, 2017 at 08:53:17
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The woman is good looking.
She can play the piano quite well (she was one of Ray Brown's students
and Ray did not take on students whose talents were even remotely
suspect).
She can sing respectably well.
She makes jazz and swing accessible.
She puts on a good show at her concerts, which usually sell out wherever
she goes. She has a broader appeal than about 90% of jazz musicians.
She makes money - for herself, the promoters, and her record company.

How many musicians - esp. jazz musicians - can do all this? Not too many.

 

I heard the same thing about Hubert Laws, that he wrote and memorized his solos,, posted on March 16, 2017 at 08:58:59
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but his solos are usually so good, it doesn't matter to me.
And I'm NOT saying it's true about either of them, just that I heard that it was...

 

I love Tony Bennett, but..., posted on March 16, 2017 at 09:45:08
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He does the same renditions every time.

Saw him in concert, then saw him on TV. Same songs, same phrasing, even the exact same jokes.

That's why I've always considered him a pop singer and not a jazz singer.

 

RE: I heard the same thing about Hubert Laws, that he wrote and memorized his solos,, posted on March 16, 2017 at 10:28:12
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As you probably know, Laws was a Juilliard student, studied with Julius Baker and subbed in the NY Philharmonic and Met Opera orchestras. So he had formal classical training to say the least, and his albums, at least the ones I know well, are sophisticated, complex, and highly produced, and therefore I suspect have little pure improvisation.
But he's a jazzer first and can improvise with anyone.

 

RE: I heard the same thing about Hubert Laws, that he wrote and memorized his solos,, posted on March 16, 2017 at 12:31:49
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Yes, he's a fantastic player.
A friend who was also a Baker Student said "Julie" used to show him off at Flute-Parties at Bakers home.
And there are PLENTY of fine Flutists that studied with him!
I only have "Little Sunflower" w/Milt Jackson these days, Hubert's solos are great and complex,
it's fun to hear something so close to the edge of what one can actually DO with a Flute.
And he tongues like a Mother!

 

I don't think she's that good looking, but she makes the best outta the looks she has. nt, posted on March 18, 2017 at 13:16:56
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You detect envy from a two word post? Jeez. nt, posted on March 18, 2017 at 15:32:58
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RE: I see there's a new Diana Krall album coming in May, posted on March 19, 2017 at 03:17:48
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Sweet! count me in.

 

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