Diana Krall – When I Look In Your Eyes (1999/2002) [Official Digital Download DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz]

Diana Krall – When I Look In Your Eyes (1999/2002)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 00:54:28 minutes | 2,15 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds |  © The Verve Music Group , XUNI5221D64
Cover art included, liner notes not included

DSD file created by Gus Skinas from the original DSD audio used to create the existing SACD.

From the moment you hear pianist-vocalist Diana Krall perform, amazing things take place. Her extraordinary ability to communicate the art of song with her delicate phrasing, dynamic vocal range and sensitive lyric interpretation creates an entrancing mood. Diana’s gift is her ability to capture the moment, the essence of the story — “the goosebump factor,” as described by Grammy-winning producer Tommy LiPuma. On her Verve debut, When I Look In Your Eyes, Diana’s artistic voice expands beyond the standard piano-trio setting of her previous releases, and on several selections is backed by the graceful talents of composer/arranger Johnny Mandel.

With this CD, the young Canadian singer/pianist/arranger joins forces with producer Tommy LiPuma, who places his orchestral stamp on eight of the 13 tracks. It is the latest attempt to push Krall to an even wider pop/smooth jazz audience than she already enjoys. After all, Nat Cole, Wes Montgomery, and George Benson, among others, went this route. Wonder if she’d agree the cuts sans strings were more fun and challenging? Krall does get to it with central help from bassists John Clayton and Ben Wolfe, drummers Jeff Hamilton and Lewis Nash, and guitarist Russell Malone, all stellar players. Krall’s voice is sweet and sexy. She’s also flexible within her range and at times a bit kitschy, mostly the hopeless romantic. On this CD of love songs, it’s clear she’s cool but very much in love with this music. Bob Dorough’s “Devil May Care” and the insistent “Best Thing for You” really click. Favorites are a decent Shearing-esque “Let’s Fall in Love” with vibist Larry Bunker; a suave slow bossa on the opening number, “Let’s Face the Music”; the lusher-than-lush title track; and especially an incredible horn-fired fanfare intro/outro on the hip “Pick Yourself Up.” Some might call this fluff or mush, but it depends solely on your personal taste. This will certainly appeal to Krall’s fans, lovers, and lovers at heart. –AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos

1 Let’s Face The Music And Dance 5:18
2 Devil May Care 3:20
3 Let’s Fall In Love 4:19
4 When I Look In Your Eyes 4:31
5 Popsicle Toes 4:28
6 I’ve Got You Under My Skin 6:10
7 I Can’t Give You Anything But Love 2:32
8 I’ll String Along With You 4:45
9 East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon) 4:57
10 Pick Yourself Up 3:02
11 The Best Thing For You 2:37
12 Do It Again 4:35
13 Why Should I Care? 3:44

Diana Krall – piano, vocals
Chuck Berghofer – bass
Alan Broadbent – piano
Larry Bunker – vibraphone
Pete Christlieb – saxophone
John Clayton – bass
Jeff Hamilton – drums
Eddie Karam – conductor
Russell Malone – guitar
Johnny Mandel – conductor
Lewis Nash – drums
Ben Wolfe – bass



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