Diana Krall - From This Moment On
Audio CD (September 19, 2006)
Original Release Date: September 19, 2006
Bitrate: 192 kbps
From This Moment On is an 11-song collection that captures the Canadian-born sensation in full swing, in great company, and at the top of her game. It
could also be called her strongest, most cohesive release to date. Krall--for the few still unknowing--is the 41-year old sensation whose cool, heavy-lidded
vocals and strikingly sensitive piano-playing has helped her transcend barriers of genre to become a popular artist of the first order who has carved herself
a permanent position at the top of the jazz charts. In songs, mood, and delivery, From This Moment On reveals Krall's personal ardor for that golden era of
song-making, when Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and (especially) Nat "King" Cole were in their prime. It's musical territory that Krall has often explored, but
this album was certainly not a case of simply repeating past formulas: Krall's A-team of support--producer Tommy LiPuma, engineer Al Schmitt, and
arranger/bandleader John Clayton--were on hand to ensure that inspiration was kept on an edge, unhindered by the studio environment. ~ Product
It was the 2004 album 'The Girl In The Room' that showcased Krall's own songwriting talents, inspired by her own collection of records and artists she
admired such as Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell and highlighting the melancholic side of life and its complex ambiguities.
This proved to be one of the critical successes of the year and a surprise at that.
Krall returns to more familiar territory this time with a collection of standards, enlisting once again the talents of Jeff Hamilton and Jeff Clayton as part of her
regular trio (and adding their big band) and the contemplative guitar licks of Anthony Wilson, son of orchestral maestro Gerald.
The melancholy of the previous album has dissipated to be replaced by a joyous celebration of life.
This is reflected in tunes such as 'Isn't This A Lovely Day' and 'Come Dance With Me', while 'Exactly Like You' is given a mid-tempo latin feel.
On the reflective side Jobim's 'How Sensitive' receives a Claus Ogerman-style arrangement. In general the trio playing is near flawless and the Basie-esque
big band swings to good effect.
A recording guaranteed to appeal to audiophiles of jazz sensibility. While awaiting more challenging and eclectic musical explorations from Diana Krall in
the future, for the present this will do just fine. ~ Music4yourears
Personnel Jeff Hamilton - drums
Diana Krall - vocals, piano
John Clayton - bass guitar
Anthony Wilson - guitar
Robert Hurst - bass instrument
Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Diana Krall - From This Moment On tracks:
01 It Could Happen to You
02 Isn't This a Lovely Day
03 How Insensitive
04 Exactly Like You
05 From This Moment On
06 I Was Doing Alright
07 Little Girl Blue
08 Day in Day Out
09 Willow Weep For Me
10 Come Dance With Me
11 It Was A Beautiful Day In August / You Can Depend On Me