Diana Krall

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Ari Schor, Oct 14, 2001.

  1. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    Guess who gets to see her tomorrow?

    I'm hapopy, but at the same time i can't really be because of the way i got the tickets. My Dad's friend's mother died, so she and her husband can't go...i got one of the tickets...
  2. Mr. X

    Mr. X

    Mar 29, 2001
    I think that they would WANT you to enjoy the show. And since it is Diana Krall....You SHOULD.;)
  3. No no no no NO!!!

    My Dad forced me to listen to his Diana Krall CDs EVERY DAY for three and a half weeks last summer! I can't stand her anymore!! :)
  4. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    you CANNOT be forced to listen to jazz...just not natural, man...
  5. I was offered a considerably big gig once. That was because the original bassist's grandma was dying of cancer. It was so weird, cause I had to pray for her death to get the gig.....no I'm j/k!!!

    But I did end up getting the gig. I'm not sure what happen to the grandma.
  6. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Apart from her looks, I don't really rate her. But's she's a portal artist (a medium for horny nonjazzers to find their way into jazz), so she's okay in my book.
  7. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    This might do better in MISC.
  8. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Diana Krall sells a very respectable number of records. I would be very curious to know the demographic that buys her records.

    I bought her latest album and really enjoy it. But I am a 58 year old housewife and "retired" heavy metal and blues bass player. Would I constitute the typical buyer of Krall's music? An older female musician?
  9. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    My guess? 25-55 year old white suburbanites and urbanites of both genders earning at least $100,000 who shop at Pottery Barn, watch PBS and buy wine from Mondavi. With exceptions, of course. She's sort of the Andrea Bocelli of vocal jazz; people get interested in her because of looks/hype and then want to know more about the music.
  10. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    well I'm a 32 year old professional jazz bassist. i find her piano playing great and love her voice. listen to her version of "gentle rain" and tell me there's no music.

    seems Jeff Hamilton and Ray Brown encouraged her to go to LA after hearing her when she was performing in Vancouver. (this, of course, was after she studied at Berklee on a scholarship.

    She's had Russel Malone on guitar with her for years (where's the music again?), and Ray Brown, John Clayton and Christian McBride have all played with her. She's had 2 Grammy Nominations besides the 1 Grammy she's won and she won Down Beat's Female Vocalist of the Year award in 1999.

    where's the music, indeed....
  11. But Jon, she can't look that good AND be talented and work hard too. ;)

    I've been out of touch with jazz for about 10 years (unless they are a New Orleans based player, in which case my wife buys them). I knew nothing about Krall until I caught her on the Joni Mitchell tribute tv show. Her solo version of "A Case Of You" was incredible.
  12. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    Ditto. I'm a 37 year old professional jazz bassist and I think she is a great musician. Her "Love Scenes" album with McBride and Malone is one of my favorite vocal discs of all time. In my opinion, if every musician in the world paid half as much attention to the nuances of pitch, volume, presence, and tone on their instrument as she does with her voice, there would be a lot more great music out there.

    I don't know the real story behind all of the cheesy "glam shot" photos on her albums, but my guess is that her label is the responsible party. But I'd buy her records even if she looked like Ed Fuqua.

    ...As long as she wasn't trying to flash too much leg on the cover, that is.....
  13. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    Point taken. I don't care for the post McBride-Malone records nearly as much. They don't have that essential intimacy. But that one record is an absolute mother...even the silence was charged with about 10,000 volts on that thing. I think that's one thing that a lot of great records have in common, regardless of the style.
  14. I have only ever heard her doing ballads, and she's great at that, but based on my listening experience, I would say she's not a "jazz" singer. Sheila Jordan and Ella Fitzgerald are/were "jazz' singers. But then, what would I know?
  15. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    Well, I just got back from te show an hour ago...it was GREAT! She played a lot of great tunes by her, Gershwin, Sinatra, Peterson, Patsy Cline...and RAY BROWN!!!!! yup, she even said something like this: "I really wish I was a bassist, you know, on piano i get to play the low keys, but I really wish I was a bassist, especially like Ray Brown...

    needless to say, i felt all warm and fuzzy...:)