Diana Krall - Stepping Out

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Justin Time Records



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AJST 440050
UPC: 068944005017
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP

180-gram gatefold 2LP

1992 debut album, first time on vinyl!

Includes bonus track, Diana's incredible arrangement of "Summertime"

For years singer-pianist Diana Krall has been bringing new lifeblood to jazz via her dual knockout talents. And while her later recordings reveal a consistently maturing artist, this 1992 debut album shows that the Nanaimo, British Columbia, native had the goods right from the get-go.

In her mid-20s here, Krall sings with honesty, subtlety, and persuasion while playing the piano with head-shaking authority, both as accompanist — she offers amazing asides in between vocal phrases — and as an absolutely A-one improviser. Indeed, it is remarkable to hear her weave her gifts into a wondrous whole. Working with bass ace John Clayton and the superb drummer Jeff Hamilton, Krall presents one winner after another. "This Can't Be Love" is typical, a selection where it is all but impossible not to tap your foot. After a nicely enunciated vocal — she slides into phrases much like Sarah Vaughn — the pianist cooks in her Oscar Peterson-meets-Gene Harris style, playing hip ideas that fall easily on the ear, underwritten by her rock-solid feel for time.

"As Long as I Live" is another example of Krall's ability to sing and swing a standard with a nonstop groove. "Straighten Up and Fly Right" is slower and features a deeply bluesy vocal; "I'm Just a Lucky So and So" is equally sultry. The classic ballad "Body and Soul" finds her singing with intimacy and playing with a caressing touch. A very impressive start for a very impressive artist.

Side 1
This Can’t Be Love
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
I’m Just A Lucky So And So

Side 2
Body And Soul
42nd Street
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me

Side 3
Big Foot
Frim Fam Sauce

Side 4
As Long As I Love
On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 06/29/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: Al Iossi
Her early work was very true to her mentors and why she chose this style of music. Classic arrangement and 1st rate recording, well done. An instant Krall favorite.

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