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From This Moment On

Diana Krall Audio CD
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1. It Could Happen To You
2. Isn't This A Lovely Day
3. How Insensitive
4. Exactly Like You
5. From This Moment On
6. I Was Doing Alright
7. Little Girl Blue
8. Day In, Day Out
9. Willow Weep For Me
10. Come Dance With Me
11. You Can Depend On Me

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This album appears in the footsteps of 2004's The Girl in the Other Room but doesn't sound like a follow-up. Whereas The Girl saw the pianist-singer abandon the Great American Songbook for more personal pastures, From This Moment On sees her working out on standards done in traditional arrangements. Although the tracks here are by the likes of Cole Porter, Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, and the Gershwins, Krall sounds more at ease than ever before; perhaps digging deep inside on The Girl loosened her up. Backed by the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on seven tracks, Krall sings off the big band with ease. On the title track, she keeps up with a galloping bass and explosive brass arrangements and even ventures into scatting toward the end of the song. Her voice has also acquired a wonderfully worn texture in the past few years, and it works wonders on the ballads (just listen to "Isn't This a Lovely Day" and "Little Girl Blue" for instance). When standards are done like this, there's just nothing like 'em. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

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International Limited Edition version of her 2006 studio album features one bonus track, 'The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams'. Grammy Award winner and multi-Platinum selling musician Diana Krall returns to the standard songbook with a sensual, swinging set on From This Moment On, to be released on 11th September on Verve. Krall is joined by the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Anthony Wilson (guitar), John Clayton (bass) and Jeff Hamilton (drums), performing 'It Could Happen To You', 'Isn't This A Lovely Day' & 'Come Dance With Me'. Universal. 2006.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classy execution. Oct. 21 2006
Format:Audio CD
Diana Krall's big strengths when she first emerged were a musicality about lyrics that savoured the weight of every syllable, an instrumentalist's timing and ideas (though her piano-playing isn't up to her singing, it's been a crucial complement to it) and a delicate intimacy that made every member of an audience feel they were getting her personal attention.

Success has swelled the budgets, and risked overwhelming her fragile eloquence and jazz instincts.

But though this set drops into the dinner-jazz and easy-listening boxes, there's enough subtle orchestral arrangement and sharp horn soloing to engage the big-band buffs, plenty of Krall at her smokiest, and three crisp tracks just for quartet.

A breezy version of" Day In and Day Out" gets a lively Count Basie treatment, piano tinkling over chugging guitar.

Diana Krall affection for lyrics add new turns to "Exactly Like You" and "I Was Doing Alright", and her oddly frank, confiding whisper makes "Little Girl Blue" the best thing on the album.

An eerie brass fanfare (suggesting the approach of Gil Evans' and Miles Davis's Porgy and Bess) turns out to be the overture to "Willow Weep for Me" - a beautiful arrangement imparting a mysterious and faintly sinister quality to the song.

"From This Moment On" is full of classy execution, but it's familiar territory for Krall and her fans.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Joyous celebration of life. Dec 12 2006
Format:Audio CD
It was the 2004 album 'The Girl In The Room' that showcased Krall's own songwriting talents, inspired by her own collection of records and artists she admired such as Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell and highlighting the melancholic side of life and its complex ambiguities.

This proved to be one of the critical successes of the year and a surprise at that.

Krall returns to more familiar territory this time with a collection of standards, enlisting once again the talents of Jeff Hamilton and Jeff Clayton as part of her regular trio (and adding their big band) and the contemplative guitar licks of Anthony Wilson, son of orchestral maestro Gerald.

The melancholy of the previous album has dissipated to be replaced by a joyous celebration of life.

This is reflected in tunes such as 'Isn't This A Lovely Day' and 'Come Dance With Me', while 'Exactly Like You' is given a mid-tempo latin feel.

On the reflective side Jobim's 'How Sensitive' receives a Claus Ogerman-style arrangement. In general the trio playing is near flawless and the Basie-esque big band swings to good effect.

A recording guaranteed to appeal to audiophiles of jazz sensibility. While awaiting more challenging and eclectic musical explorations from Diana Krall in the future, for the present this will do just fine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting. March 20 2007
Format:Audio CD
Diana Krall's big strengths when she first emerged were a musicality about lyrics that savoured the weight of every syllable, an instrumentalist's timing and ideas (though her piano-playing isn't up to her singing, it's been a crucial complement to it) and a delicate intimacy that made every member of an audience feel they were getting her personal attention.

Success has swelled the budgets, and risked overwhelming her fragile eloquence and jazz instincts.

But though this set drops into the dinner-jazz and easy-listening boxes, there's enough subtle orchestral arrangement and sharp horn soloing to engage the big-band buffs, plenty of Krall at her smokiest, and three crisp tracks just for quartet.

A breezy version of" Day In and Day Out" gets a lively Count Basie treatment, piano tinkling over chugging guitar.

Diana Krall affection for lyrics add new turns to "Exactly Like You" and "I Was Doing Alright", and her oddly frank, confiding whisper makes "Little Girl Blue" the best thing on the album.

An eerie brass fanfare (suggesting the approach of Gil Evans' and Miles Davis's Porgy and Bess) turns out to be the overture to "Willow Weep for Me" - a beautiful arrangement imparting a mysterious and faintly sinister quality to the song.

"From This Moment On" is full of classy execution, but it's familiar territory for Krall and her fans.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Seasoned pro delivering what she does best. Dec 28 2006
By Louis TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
When you're buying a Diana Krall album, you know what you're getting : flawlessly executed jazz standards, with Krall's signature vocals and distinctive piano playing lacing it all together. Some of her albums have been more minimalist than others (like "Love Scenes"), while others have been more lushly produced ("The Look of Love"). "From This Moment On" falls somewhere in the middle; it leaves room for improvisation, while dressing the songs in tight arrangements that push forward Krall's strongest suits. There are plenty of highlights, like the sultry "How insensitive", the sweet "Little girl blue", the swinging "Come dance with me" or the gorgeous "Isn't this a lovely day".

Of course, Krall hasn't reinvented herself on this album; instead she delivers what she does best and what her audience wants from her, and does so in grand style. I personally miss the startling intimacy of her mostly self-penned "The Girl in the Other Room" album, but that is a minor complaint, since this album finds Diana Krall in superb form.
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