[ Verve Records / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 5 May 2017
Diana Krall's new album celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook and reunites her with Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma.
"I have thought about these songs for a long time. Being in the company of some of my greatest friends in music allowed me to tell these stories just as I'd intended. Sometimes you just have to turn up the quiet to be heard a little better." Diana Krall is first and always a jazz pianist. This time out she is most determinedly the bandleader. She has chosen the repertoire, conceived the ensemble arrangements and gathered three distinct bands for these sessions.
"Turn Up The Quiet" is a co-production with Tommy LiPuma, producer of many of Krall's most acclaimed albums, including, "All For You," "The Look Of Love" and "Live In Paris." The record was once again peerlessly engineered and mixed by Al Schmitt at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California.
"And indeed, the Canadian singer-pianist and multiple Grammy-winner seems to have poured considerable thought into 11 loved-up standards, conceiving the ensemble arrangements and leading three distinct but similarly star-studded backing groups with elegance and understated flair. Her piano accompaniment, never flashy, always controlled, shines on a beautifully delicate version of I'm Confessin'; Sway, with its brushed percussion, slow-picked strings and that sultry alto voice, is as gorgeous as it gets." Evening Standard
1. Like Someone In Love
2. Isn't It Romantic
4. Night And Day
5. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
7. Blue Skies
9. No Moon At All
11. I'll See You In My Dreams