After the success of 1999 Platinum-Selling album, "When I Look In Your Eyes," Tommy LiPuma came up with another bestseller, "The Look Of Love." It has an excellent repertoire of wonderful and infinite songs by famous composers from Gershwin, Carmichael, Mercer, to Bacharach. This album won the "Best Engineered Album" in the 2002 Grammy Awards.
Diana Krall's sophisticated and elegant singing style as well as Claus Ogerman's superb orchestral arrangement brings out the very best of the 10 songs in this album. These songs have been interpreted countless times but Diana's interpretations made them musical treasures of a lifetime. Every song is a gem from the first track, "'S Wonderful" to the last track, "Maybe You'll Be There." My personal choices are the very charming "The Look of Love," a Bacharach/David composition and the title track, Gershwin Brothers' "'S Wonderful," Hamilton's "Cry Me A River" and Mercer's "I Remember You."
There's no doubt that Diana Krall is the reigning Queen of Jazz. It would be great if she will include in her repertoire such lovely songs as "Taking A Chance On Love," "How Long Has This Been Going On," "La Vie En Rose, "The More I See You," "Night And Day," "Just In Time," "My Romance," "Lullaby of Birdland," "Till The End Of Time" (based on Chopin's Polonaise No. 6) and "Full Moon And Empty Arms"(based on Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2), to suggest a few. I'm sure she will do more than justice to these all-time favorites with her great voice and exceptional piano skills.
Very highly recommended!