Saturday, June 09, 2018

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase:
Diana Krall "turns up the quiet"

This week, StLJN's video spotlight shines on pianist and singer Diana Krall, who will be in St. Louis to perform next Friday, June 15 at the Peabody Opera House.

Krall currently is on the third North American leg of a year-long tour in support of her 2017 album Turn Up the Quiet. She'll be performing in St. Louis for the first time since her 2013 concert at the Fox Theatre, at which time she was supporting her then-new release Glad Rag Doll.

There's been one album and tour in the interim, as Krall skipped St. Louis during the 18-month-long string of live dates following up the 2015 release of Wallflower, which featured her interpretations of rock and pop songs from the 1960s and '70s such as "California Dreamin'," "Desperado," and "I'm Not In Love."

Turn Up The Quiet finds Krall back on more familiar turf, offering her distinctive takes on jazz standards and material from the "Great American Songbook."
You can see her playing songs from the album starting with the first video up above, in which Krall performs "L-O-V-E," and after the jump in the clip of "Night And Day," both recorded during an appearance last summer on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Next, there's a clip of Krall in the studio playing "Isn’t It Romantic," issued to help promote the album's release last years. That's followed by two videos shot by an audience member last November in Toronto, in which Krall does "Sway" and Bob Dylan's "This Dream Of You."

The final video is a 24-minute interview Krall did last year with the CBC TV program Q, in which she talks about some of her influences and how she approaches standards and other well-known material.

For more about Turn Up The Quiet, see Krall's interview from last June with the New York Times.

You can see the rest of today's videos after the jump...

No comments: