Monday, 5 October 2020

DIANA KRALL · THIS DREAM OF YOU

Label: Verve 
August 14, 2020

This Dream Of You, produced in May 2020 by Ms. Krall, was mixed by Al Schmitt, who worked closely with the artist to achieve notable intimacy and immediacy with her voice in the final balance.

The performances come from sessions in 2016 and 2017, on which Krall worked with her friend and longtime creative partner, Tommy LiPuma. Mr. LiPuma passed away in 2017 at the age of 80.

The album features Krall in a quartet with long-time colleagues, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Anthony Wilson on “Almost Like Being In Love” and “That’s All”, as well as a trio with Christian McBride and Russell Malone who play on “Autumn in New York” and “There’s No You.”

The duos include a wonderful first-take performance of “I Wished On The Moon” from Krall and bassist, John Clayton and two vocal cuts – “More Than You Know” and “Don’t Smoke In Bed” with accompaniment by pianist, Alan Broadbent, who also provided the string orchestration for “But Beautiful” and string arrangement on “Autumn In New York.”

The final session for this album took place at Capitol Studios with an ensemble featuring guitarist, Marc Ribot, the fiddle of Stuart Duncan and a rhythm section of Tony Garnier on bass and Karriem Riggins on drums. This line-up played “Just You, Just Me,” Irving Berlin’s “How Deep Is The Ocean” and the Bob Dylan song, “This Dream Of You,” on which Randall Krall plays accordion.

This Dream Of You is music for right now but it is also a “long playing record,” one that feels like a movie that you might share with someone because you know they’ll stay with it until the final reel. As Diana says, “If ‘But Beautiful’ is the overture, then ‘Singing In The Rain’ is the end title.”

Photo: Mark Seliger

This Dream Of You, fue producido en mayo de 2020 por Diana Krall y mezclado por Al Schmitt, quien trabajó de cerca con la artista para lograr una intimidad e inmediatez notable con su voz en el balance final del álbum

Las actuaciones provienen de sesiones en 2016 y 2017, en las que Krall trabajó con su amigo y socio creativo de toda la vida, Tommy LiPuma, fallecido en 2017 a la edad de 80 años.

El álbum presenta a Krall en un cuarteto con colegas de antaño, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton y Anthony Wilson en "Almost Like Being In Love" y "That's All", así como un trío con Christian McBride y Russell Malone que tocan en "Autumn In New York ”y “There’s No You”.

Los dúos incluyen una maravillosa interpretación de "I Wished On The Moon" de Krall y el bajista, John Clayton y dos cortes vocales: "More Than You Know" y "Don't Smoke In Bed" con el acompañamiento del pianista Alan Broadbent, quien también proporcionó la orquestación de cuerdas para "But Beautiful" y el arreglo de cuerdas en "Autumn In New York".

La última sesión de este álbum tuvo lugar en Capitol Studios con un conjunto con el guitarrista Marc Ribot, el violín de Stuart Duncan y una sección rítmica de Tony Garnier al bajo y Karriem Riggins a la batería. Esta formación tocó "Just You, Just Me", "How Deep Is The Ocean" de Irving Berlin y la canción de Bob Dylan, "This Dream Of You", en la que Randall Krall toca el acordeón.

This Dream Of You es música, pero también es un "disco de larga duración", que uno se siente como una película que podrías compartir con alguien porque sabes que se quedará hasta el final. Como dice Diana, "si "But Beautiful' es la obertura, entonces 'Singing In The Rain' es el título final".

Tracklist:

1 But Beautiful
2 That’s All
3 Autumn In New York
4 Almost Like Being In Love
5 More Than You Know
6 Just You, Just Me
7 There’s No You
8 Don’t Smoke In Bed
9 This Dream Of You
10 I Wished On The Moon
11 How Deep Is The Ocean
12 Singing In The Rain

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