Those who are not particularly fond of Diana Krall say that her albums follow a predictable path, and that she sounds too distant from the material she sings. While "Quiet Nights" will certainly not change the minds of her detractors, it will most definitely please her many fans; in fact, it's her best album since the playful "The girl in the other room". Diana has recorded thirteen evergreens, most of them culled from the American songbook of standards, performed with her trademark sultry vocals and unique piano playing style. The mood is reminiscent of past albums such as "The Look of Love": it's jazzy bossa-nova, nicely enhanced with delicate orchestral arrangements that complement the songs without overtaking them. Her renditions of "Where or when", "How can you mend a broken heart", "The boy from Ipanema", "Every time we say goodbye", the title track and "Walk on by" are the highlights here, but there are no weak moments on this album. Those who are already fans can buy this album with confidence; those who are intrigued by this artist and would like to know more about her, will find a great place to start with this CD.