Diana Krall "When I Look In Your Eyes" 180gm 2LP
Format: 180gm 2LP reissue
“WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES”, first released in ‘99, heralds the return of the cool and groovy Latin-tinged jazz of the '60s. Upon hearing the opening track, a bossa-nova-fied version of Irving Berlin's "Let's Face The Music And Dance," one might think he had accidentally put on a Getz/Gilberto record. In fact, it's hard to avoid comparing Krall's breathy alto to that of Astrud Gilberto-particularly on the more samba-flavored numbers.
But Krall ultimately resists comparisons. Her simultaneously textured and smooth tone, warm timbre, and conversational phrasing mark her as unique. The set of standards here, including "Let's Fall In Love," "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "Pick Yourself Up" among others, is enhanced by fine session musicians and Johnny Mandel's tasteful arrangements. While Krall is more than comfortable with a sly swing (Michael Franks' "Popsicle Toes"), it is the stirring ballads-like the title track-that show her skill to best advantage. Krall is a considerable talent, and the time-tested, well-loved sound that characterizes these tracks should ensure her success.
- Let's Face the Music and Dance
- Devil May Care
- Let's Fall in Love
- When I Look in Your Eyes
- Popsicle Toes
- I've Got You Under My Skin
- I Can't Give You Anything But Love
- I'll String Along with You
- East of the Sun (West of the Moon)
- Pick Yourself Up
- The Best Thing for You
- Do It Again