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Sunday Jazz – Diana Krall


I have been a big admirer of Diana Krall since 1996 when I bought her then new album “All For You: A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio”


My favourite song she plays is “Peel Me A Grape” which featured on her “Love Scenes” album released in 1997.


Her cover version of Joni Mitchell’s ” A Case Of You” from her 2002 live album “A Night In Paris” re-kindled by admiration for the music of Joni Mitchell




For more information on Diana Krall click HERE


To buy Diana Krall music click HERE


Diana has a new album “Quiet Nights” scheduled for a March release.


Track Listings

1. Where or When
2. Too Marvelous for Words
3. I’ve Grown Accustomed to His Face
4. Boy from Ipanema
5. Walk on By
6. You’re My Thrill
7. Este Seu Olhar
8. So Nice
9. Quiet Nights
10. Guess I’ll Hang My Tears out to Dry
11. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart [*]
12. Every Time We Say Goodbye [*]
Diana Krall first new CD in nearly three years – Quiet Nights, is to be released on March 31, it is Krall’s first CD of new material in three years.
Krall, known for her crossover appeal had twin sons with husband Elvis Costello in 2006; they turned 2 Dec. 6. The 10 songs include ballads, three recordings of songs by bossa nova legend Antonio Carlos Jobim, and standards such as “Walk On By” by Burt Bacharach.
A two-time Grammy winner, Krall is surrounded by familiar faces on “Quiet Nights.” In addition to her longtime quartet and producer Tommy LiPuma, who worked with her on nine previous recordings, arranger Claus Ogerman returns. He last worked with Krall on her 2001 record “The Look of Love.” Ogerman was the arranger on many of bossa nova’s first wave of recordings in the 1960s, working with Jobim, Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz and Bill Evans. Ogerman came out of semiretirement to once again work with Krall. LiPuma, who first worked with Krall in 1994, said the record shows how she has matured as a singer.
In addition to finishing “Quiet Nights,” Krall is producing a new Barbra Streisand record that is slated to be completed in January and released sometime in 2009. Krall intends to tour North America in April following the release of “Quiet Nights.”
Krall’s previous album release was The Very Best of Diana Krall (her eleventh) and it was released in 2007. In the U.S. the CD debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart at number 19.
Following soon after the album will be “Live In Rio” a DVD/Blu-Ray release scheduled for May.

Recorded in November 2008 in support of her QUIET NIGHTS album, LIVE IN RIO finds Diana Krall on top form, lending her sultry vocals to a set of bossa nova standards. Tracklisting: ‘I Love Being Here With You’, ‘Let’s Fall In Love’, ‘Where Or When’, ‘Too Marvellous For Words’, ‘I’ve Grown Accustomed To His Face’, ‘Walk On By’, ‘Frim Fram Sauce’, ‘Cheek To Cheek’, ‘You’re My Thrill’, ‘Let’s Face The Music And Dance’, ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye’, ‘So Nice’, ‘Quiet Nights’, ‘Este Seu Olhar’, ‘The Boy From Ipanema’, ‘I Don’t Know Enough About You’, ‘S’Wonderful’, ‘Exactly Like You’.

March 22, 2009 Posted by | Jazz Vocal, New News, Uncategorized, Video | , | 2 Comments

Saturday Soul – Otis Redding


Has there ever been or will there ever be a better soul singerthan Otis Redding…..I doubt it.

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March 22, 2009 Posted by | Video | | Leave a comment

Fiona Friday – The Smithereens

Yes I realise it is Sunday but I have been behind with my posting so today is catch up day.



I first came across The Smithereens back in 1986 when their song “Behind A Wall Of Slleep” was one of my favourie songs.

She had hair like JEANNIE SHIPTON back in 1965
She had legs the never ended
I wuz halfway paralyzed.
She wuz tall and cool and pretty and
She dressed as black as coal
If she’d ask me to I’d murder
I would GLADLY lose my soul

Now i LIE IN BED and think of her
sometimes i even weep
then I dream of HER
behind the wall of sleep

Well she held a bass guitar and
she was playing in a band and
she stood just like Bill Wyman
now I am her biggest fan
Now I know I’m one of MANY
who would like to be your friend
And I’ve GOT to find a way
to let you know I’m not like THEM

Now i lie in bed and think of her
sometimes i even weep
then i dream of her
behind the WALL of sleep

Got your number from a friend of mine
who lives in your hometown
Called you up to have a drink
your roomate said you weren’t around
Now I KNOW i’m one of many
who would like to be your friend
and I’ve got to find a way to
let you know I’M not like THEM

Now i lie in bed and think of her
sometimes i even weep
then i dream of her
behind the wall of sleep
behind the wall of sleep
behind the WALL of sleep
behind the WALL of SLEEP.

1986 was also the year I made my first trip to San Diego to visit my cousins Lesley and Vida and to stay for a while at my Aunt Sheena and Uncle David (picture above with Fiona and my folks).


Welcome to San Diego

Fiona never made it to San Diego as she was never able to overcome her fear of flying but she was much loved by my Aunt and Uncle and cousins despite the latter never having the opportunnity to meet her face to face.

Here is the brilliant “In A Lonely Place” which also features Suzanne Vega.

I heard it said somewhere that one day all good things come to an end.
I turn around to see you. And if I do or not, it all depends.

I was born the day I met you,
Lived a while when you loved me,
Died a little when we broke apart.
Yesterday, it would have mattered.
Now today, it doesn’t mean a thing.
All my hopes and dreams are shattered now.
I’m in a lonely place without you.
I’m in a lonely place without you.

I walk the streets alone at night sometimes and think about you.
I look as strangers pass, and wonder how I’ll live without your love.

I was born the day I met you,
Lived a little when you loved me,
Died a little when we broke apart.
Suddenly, this world’s no longer bright.
I’m alone and lonely every night.
Won’t you bring back your love that’s out of sight?
I’m in a lonely place without you.
I’m in a lonely place without you.

March 22, 2009 Posted by | Family, Fiona, Mrs D, Uncategorized, Video | , , | Leave a comment


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