The multiple GRAMMY Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall's highly anticipated new album Turn Up the Quiet will be released on May 5th by Verve Records.
The first words Diana sings are, "Lately, I find myself out gazing at stars." Minutes later, the same voice asks, "Isn't It Romantic?" with such tenderness that it is hard to disagree.
"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" said Krall.
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.
Turn Up The Quiet begins with the trio of Diana, bassist, Christian McBride and guitarist, Russell Malone, who take a marvelous ride through "Blue Skies."
The third ensemble on Turn Up The Quiet with guitarist, Anthony Wilson, bassist, John Clayton Jr. and drummer, Jeff Hamilton provides some of the most hushed and cinematic performances of the record; "Sway" suggesting the story that continues after other movies have faded to black.
Krall has always reached back into the riches of the past to animate and inhabit songs in the present moment but here on Turn Up The Quiet, she shakes any remaining dust from some of the finest leaves in that greatest of songbooks.
Themes of love and hope are to be found in her choices but this is no mere escapism. Turn Up The Quiet is the work and play of a woman in the best days and nights of her life.
- Like Someone In Love
- Isn't It Romantic
- Night and Day
- I'm Confessin'
- Blue Skies
- No Moon At All
- I'll See You In My Dreams
Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy Awards, eight Juno Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall's unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most acclaimed artists of our time.
Krall recently announced her world tour, which kicks off in North America on June 2 in Minneapolis, MN at The State Theater with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The European leg of the tour will begin Sept. 10 in Vejle, Denmark at the Musikteater.