- Audio Cassette (Feb. 10 1998)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Grp Records
- ASIN: B000003N8A
- Other Editions: Audio CD | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
|1. I'm an Errand Girl for Rhythm|
|2. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You|
|3. You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)|
|4. Frim Fram Sauce|
|5. Boulevard of Broken Dreams|
|6. Baby, Baby All the Time|
|7. Hit That Jive, Jack!|
|8. You're Looking at Me|
|9. I'm Through with Love|
|10. 'Deed I Do|
|11. Blossom Fell|
|12. If I Had You|
Krall's piano skills shine here as on none of her other albums. She has a reputation of hitting fewer notes with great effect, but on this tribute album to the great Nat King Cole her pianism reached heights close to virtuosity.
Both on uptempo songs and ballads her style emits joy and intensity and, unlike with her later release "Love Scenes", the listener is not falling asleep at the end.
This is Krall pianist at her best and singer almost there as well.
Yet, this is all achieved with very few musicians. Russell Malone on guitar and Paul Keller on bass accompany Diana singing and playing piano. On most tracks, that's it. Steve Kroon plays percussion on Boulevard of broken dreams, while Benny Green plays piano on If I had you, leaving Diana (for that track only) to just sing.
You have to be good to deliver an album of such quality with so few musicians (especially without a drummer), but Diana and her musicians prove that it can be done. While I did not find this album as instantly appealing as her next two (perhaps because it was not what I expected), it is one that grows on me each time I play it.
I have all of her cd's and just ordered the DVD of her live performance. I even saw her perform in Chicago in 2000. Read more