Turn Up The Quiet
Verve Label Group/Universal Music
Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning jazz pianist and Canadian singer Diana Krall releases her highly anticipated new album Turn Up the Quiet today on Verve Records/Universal Music Canada.
The album provides the perfect backdrop for a quiet night with a repertoire of eleven jazz standards chosen by Krall, who trades in her accomplished piano chops to feature predominantly as a bandleader. Turn Up The Quiet also showcases three distinct bands she selected for the album.
Turn Up The Quiet echoes Krall’s favourite themes of love and hope. Her sultry vocals draw the listener into an intimate space as only Krall can. The microphone is sometimes a little too crisp for my liking, but the arrangements conceived of by Krall and co-produced with Tommy LiPuma (All For You, The Look Of Love, and Live In Paris) flow seamlessly, distracting from this minor glitch. While Turn Up The Quiet is not as standout as her debut, it offers strong production and the mature sophistication of Krall’s evolving musicianship.
“I have thought about these songs for a long time,” Krall shares. “Being in the company of some of my greatest friends in music allowed me to tell these stories just as I’d intended. Sometimes you just have to turn up the quiet to be heard a little better”.
The record was engineered and mixed by Al Schmitt at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: DIANA KRALL – TURN UP THE QUIET