Diana Krall The Look of Love on 2LP
By any standard this five-time Grammy winning jazz pianist and vocalist is one of the most accomplished and distinctive musicians in the world today. Respected far and wide as a wildly successful recording and performing artist, Diana Krall remains a true musical force. At any given moment she could be producing Barbra Streisand's new album, serving as musical director and arranger for Paul McCartney or hitting the road for a good cause with Neil Young. As the record shows, she has already done all that and much more. Along the way Krall has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist of the last 30 years, establishing herself as one of the best-selling and most beloved performers of her generation, one whose recordings thus far have earned her nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums.
2001's The Look of Love, produced by Verve Music Group Chairman Tommy LiPuma, is a lush, cinematic collection of ten ballads and bossa nova tunes featuring the London Symphony Orchestra arranged and conducted by the legendary Claus Ogerman. Krall's longstanding relationship with Grammy-winning producer LiPuma (Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole) shines through on The Look of Love as he wonderfully showcases Diana's mastery as a vocalist and pianist here. From the smoky rendition of "Cry Me A River," to the heartbreaking tenderness of "I Get Along Without You Very Well," to the Spanish language classic "Besame Mucho," not to mention a sultry rendition of the title track, The Look of Love is the album that Diana Krall dreamt about making and one her fans longed for and have since adored.
Diana Krall (vocals, piano)
Dori Caymmi / John Pisano / Romero Lubambo / Russell Malone (guitar)
Christian McBride (bass)
Jeff Hamilton / Peter Erskine (drums)
Luis Conte / Paulinho Da Costa (percussion)
London Symphony Orchestra