Sunday, July 5, 2009

'Quiet Nights' with Diana Krall

Award winning singer, pianist, songwriter Diana Krall, on tour to promote her 12{+t}{+h}
album, will entertain Friday night at the Peace Center with selections from the disc, “Quiet Nights.”
Krall has referred to the compilation as “very womanly, like you're lying next to your lover in bed whispering in his ear.”

The record is said to have been inspired by Krall's visit to Rio de Janeiro to shoot a concert for a new DVD. While in the city of carnivals and famed beaches Ipanema and Copacabana, Krall was surrounded by the swaying beats and sultry melodies of bossa nova popularized in the 1960s by Brazilian musician/composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. On the album Krall sings three Brazilian classics and seven straight-up bossa novas.

At 44, Krall looks back on a career studded with awards. Her “When I Look Into Your Eyes” won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal, followed by another Grammy in 2002 for “The Look of Love,” which became a No. 1 best-seller in the U.S. and a five-time platinum album in Canada, Krall's country of birth.

Her 2004 “The Girl in the Other Room” was the first to focus on her own songwriting, with six tunes co-written with husband Elvis Costello. Krall's 2005 “Christmas Songs” proved to be another bestseller, while her 2006 “From This Moment On,” earned critical acclaim that coincided with the birth of her twin sons, Dexter and Frank.

As sexy and alluring “Quiet Nights” is, the singer has said that its sensuality is about her marriage and home life. She calls it her “love letter to my husband – just an intimate, romantic album

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