Diana Krall All For You: A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio on 2LP
On this 1996 salute to pianist/vocalist extraordinaire Nat King Cole, Diana Krall had 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 makes All For You an exceptional tribute.
A majority of All For You features Krall in an appropriately unadorned trio setting wonderfully capturing the essence of the Cole trio's arrangements. Krall swings hard with guitarist Russell Malone and bassist Paul Keller 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.
Diana Krall's own sultry, understated singing and crisp, straightforward piano is distinctive enough to cast a fine new light on these classic songs while still paying her deepest respects to the iconic Nat King Cole Trio.
"...if you're going to own but one Krall album, this is the one to own!" - Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com
Diana Krall (lead vocal, piano)
Russell Malone (guitar)
Paul Keller (bass)
Benny Green (piano)
Steve Kroon (percussion)