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Back on track after the shambolic 'Look of Love'
on 21 February 2006
Reading the other reviews of this album I guess people fall into two camps. Those who hated the comercialised, over orchestrated, no piano, souless offering that was 'Look of Love' will love this tighter, more minimal, altogether more satisfying offering. Those who liked having Ms Krall's sexy alto voice swamped with swirling violins will probably hate this album. Even the album photography distinguishes itself from the aforementioned aberation, no strappy stilletos and short skirts here! It would seem that record label executives have finally worked out who she is; a musician not a pop diva.
I cannot express how glad I was to hear this album, with tight stark arrangements of piano, bass and drums occassionally joined by other instruments. Her takes on some "non-jazz" material are refreshing and very enjoyable, and the original material already sounds like classics.
More of the same please!