“It's not coy. It's not 'peel me a grape,' little girl stuff. I feel this album's very womanly--like you're lying next to your lover in bed whispering this in their ear.”
– Diana Krall
Diana Krall's new album will be available March31st! This will be her twelfth album. Quiet Nights is really a celebration of Bossa Nova music. Tommy LiPuma, who has worked with Krall since 1994 says, “When we did The Look of Love, we were very much leaning in the bossa nova direction. Quiet Nights is really a celebration of this music. Diana sings three Brazilian classics, she rhythmically turned four standards into that style, and three ballads. So really there are ten songs on the album of which seven are just straight up bossa novas."
Source: All About Jazz Publicity
“I was inspired to do this record because of my trip last year to Brazil," says Krall, who returned to Rio de Janeiro to shoot a concert for a new DVD release. “Then I just kept going back and found that everywhere you go you still hear the sounds of Jobim and bossa nova." For more reading on Diana's new album, visit Diana Krall at All About Jazz
I remember the sounds of bossa nova quite well in the 60's. Antonio Carlos Jobim (who composed “Quiet Nights" and “The Girl from Ipanema") and Joao Gilberto ("Este Seu Olhar") are two of the pioneers of the music, revered as national heroes in Brazil to this day. Jobim's roots were always planted firmly in jazz; the records of Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Barney Kessel and other West Coast jazz musicians made an enormous impact upon him in the 1950s. Jobim's breakthrough outside Brazil occurred in 1962 when Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd scored a surprise hit with his tune “Desafinado”--and later that year, he and several other Brazilian musicians were invited to participate in a Carnegie Hall showcase. Further reading of his bio here: