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With her pre-bop piano style, cool but sensual singing, and fortuitously photogenic looks, Diana Krall took the jazz world by storm in the late '90s. By the turn of the century she was firmly established as one of the biggest sellers in jazz. Her 1996 album, All for You, was a Nat King Cole tribute that showed the singer/pianist's roots, and since then she has stayed fairly close to that tradition-minded mode, with wildly successful results. Krall got her musical education when she was growing up in Nanaimo, British Columbia, from the classical piano lessons she began at age four and in her high school jazz band, but mostly from her father, a stride piano player with an extensive record collection. "I think Dad has every recording Fats Waller ever made," she said, "and I tried to learn them all." Krall attended the Berklee College of Music on a music scholarship in the early '80s and then moved to Los Angeles, where she lived for three years before moving to Toronto. By 1990, she was based in New York, performing with a trio and singing. After releasing her first album on Justin Time Records, Krall was signed to GRP for her second, Only Trust Your Heart, and transferred to its Impulse! division for her third, the Nat King Cole Trio tribute album called All for You. Love Scenes followed in 1997, and in late 1998, she issued the seasonal Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. When I Look in Your Eyes followed in 1999. Whatever renown Krall had earned over the years for her work exploded with this album, which became an international best-seller and earned her a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. It was also the first jazz album to be nominated for Album of the Year in 25 years. Krall's crossover success followed her as she performed in Lilith Fair the following year, and her songs cropped up everywhere from episodes of Sex in the City to films like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. In 2001 she released The Look of Love, featuring charts by legendary arranger Claus Ogerman, best known for working with bossa nova innovator Antonio Carlos Jobim in the '60s. The album topped the Billboard charts and went quintuple platinum in Canada, the first by a Canadian jazz artist to do so. The Look of Love also helped Krall win three Junos in 2002, taking home awards for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. In 2003, Krall married iconic British rock musician Elvis Costello. A year later, she issued The Girl in the Other Room. Covering a few standards, this album also included original material -- some co-written by Costello -- for the first time in her career. Returning to the large ensemble standards approach of her previous album, Krall released From This Moment On in 2006. She gave birth to twin sons in December of that year. In 2009, she teamed once again with The Look of Love arranger Ogerman for the bossa nova-themed Quiet Nights; the album performed well, debuting at number three on the Billboard Top 200. Krall returned three years later with Glad Rag Doll, a collection of early jazz and ragtime tunes from the '20s and '30s produced by T-Bone Burnett. 2014 saw her once again attempting something new with the album Wallflower, as she covered a selection of pop songs from the '60s onward by the likes of Bob Dylan, Elton John, Gilbert O'Sullivan, and the Eagles, all of whom had inspired her in her childhood. Wallflower saw release in February 2015. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Albums by
Diana Krall

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    The Girl in the Other Room

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    Stepping Out [Aubergine Vinyl W/Postcards] [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

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    Wallflower

    13 songs

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    Glad Rag Doll

    17 songs

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    Glad Rag Doll [Deluxe Version]

    12 songs

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    Quiet Nights

    11 songs

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    From This Moment On

    12 songs

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    Christmas Songs

    10 songs

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    The Look of Love

    12 songs

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    Stepping Out

    13 songs

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    When I Look in Your Eyes

    12 songs

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    Love Scenes

    12 songs

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    All for You (A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio)

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    Heartdrops

    9 songs

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    Only Trust Your Heart

    20 songs

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    Wallflower: The Complete Sessions

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    Wallflower

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    Very Best of Diana Krall [Canadian Version]

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    A Case of You

    1 song

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    Don't Dream It's Over

    1 song

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    I'm Not In Love

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    Desperado

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    California Dreamin'

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    Temptation/I'll Never Be the Same

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Top Songs by
Diana Krall

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  2.   The Look of Love
  3.   Let's Fall in Love
  4.   Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  5.   Jingle Bells
  6.   I'll String Along with You
  7.   'Deed I Do
  8.   Peel Me a Grape
  9.   White Christmas
  10.   Winter Wonderland
  11.   Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
  12.   'S Wonderful
  13.   Where or When
  14.   East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
  15.   Frim Fram Sauce
  16.   Pick Yourself Up
  17.   Sleigh Ride
  18.   Baby, Baby All the Time
  19.   A Blossom Fell
  20.   Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
  21.   How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky)
  22.   Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  23.   Day in Day Out
  24.   You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love)
  25.   From This Moment On
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Diana Krall

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    Jazz Christmas

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    Sinatra And Friends

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    One-Night Standards

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    Holiday Party

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    Big Band/Swing

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    Jeff & Jenn's Christmas Channel

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    The Wolf Lounge

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    Joni Mitchell: DNA

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    Vocal Hits

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    Vocal Standards

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    Coffee House

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    Late Night Jazz

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    Jazz

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    Smooth Jazz

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    New Holiday Hits

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    Classic Jazz

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    Eclectic Rock


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