Diana Krall "All For You" 180gm 2LP
Format: 180gm 2LP reissue
Limited double 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this 1996 album from the acclaimed vocalist/pianist.
All for You is Diana Krall's tribute to the Nat "King" Cole Trio of the 1940s, when Cole performed as both a singer and a pianist. Krall, like her heroes Lena Horne and Carmen McRae, is also a singer-pianist, and she plays both roles on most of the songs here. She's able to link her singing to her piano playing in sympathetic ways and projects tremendous feeling through both.
On this salute to pianist/vocalist extraordinaire Cole, Diana Krall has a lot to live up to, presenting a group of compositions that are ingrained in the public's memory as part of a lasting legacy of both jazz and pop music. It's to her credit that she went about this intimidating task with a resourcefulness and quiet grace that make ALL FOR YOU an exceptional tribute.
The bulk of ALL FOR YOU features Krall in an appropriately unadorned trio setting, and it captures the essence of the Cole trio's arrangements without resorting to slavish imitation. With guitarist Russell Malone and bassist Paul Keller, Krall swings hard on "I'm An Errand Girl For Rhythm" and "Hit That Jive Jack," often employing Cole trio devices such as repeated unison figures and on-top-of-the-beat eighth notes on bass. Nowhere, however, does she attempt to emulate Cole's vocal or piano style. Her own sultry, understated singing and crisp, straightforward piano combine to present a well-developed artistic vision that is distinctive enough to cast a new light on these classic songs.
- I'm An Errand Girl For Rhythm
- Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
- You Call It Madness
- Frim Fram Sauce
- Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (Percussion – Steve Kroon)
- Baby Baby All The Time
- Hit That Jive Jack
- You're Looking At Me
- I'm Thru With Love
- Deed I Do
- A Blossom Fell
- If I Had You (Piano – Benny Green)