sitting here listening to diana krall on piano jazz.  very cool but i heard her say how she has songs rolling around in her head for years before she tries to play or sing it.  when you've listened as long as i have this is, i imagine, unavoidable but she put it in a way i hadn't thought of it while i immediately related to it.  she went further and said she didn’t know if she’d ever tackle lush life just because it’s so huge as a song.  i couldn’t believe it!  such “normal” thoughts from such an artist and player (she couldn’t play piano on this show because of carpal tunnel – bummer).  

she is very self-depreciating and humble.  so refreshing.  


ps: she's with twins!  hope we don't loss her to motherhood.  you can have it all, diana!
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ah, i see from here web site the twin boys, dexter henry lorcan and frank harlan james, were born dec 6th.  congratulations to the family!
i have the utmost admiration for diana krall, despite the fact she's a singer.  lol
she's one hell of a pianist as well.
i had no idea she was expecting!  hope she still has time for music with twin boys running her around!
diana krall came last summer here in antibes-juans jazz festival, and i was disappointed, not musically, she's one hell of a pianist, as you mention, but almost not one word to the audience this night ! it gave such a cold atmosphere that she didn't even get called again and everyone seemed to be happy with that !! i should add that this audience is generally "easy" and particularly "hot", so no excuse, mrs krall !!

i get such another opinion (just pianist, not singer, and quite different anyway) with hiromi, we drove to milan last tuesday just for this show at the blue note : great evening, she's very talented, accessible, funny, could take photos and chat a bit with her ... very cool night .. don't regret the 2 hours and a half to get there ! (my wife neither, not that she loves hiromi's playing, but she loved the beer at the blue note, and found very cute hiromi's drummer (valihora) :)))
hmm, sorry you had that experience.  i have seen her a couple of times and each time she was very friendly with the audience.  you might try to catch her dvd in paris -- she was very talkative there.

everyone can have an off night.  i saw ray charles just once, here in portland in either the late 70s or early 80s.  he played a very uninspired 45 minute set and walked off.  that was it.  no talking with us, no encore. very disappointing. i still love his music!
so when she came in july, she was just at the beginning of her pregnancy, so it might explain she was a bit "somewhere else". mea culpa, then, and long life to the kids ... and her talent, of course..
i just recently got diana krall's dvd live at the montreal jazz festival. i think it is a few years old, but i must say, watching her play was what made be really
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