Diana Krall gives us a little love and romance in these times of chaos

Jazz artist Diana Krall returns with her 13th studio album, Turn up the Quiet, where she takes on classics by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Nat King Cole and more.
Diana Krall in the q studios in Toronto, Ont. (Cathy Irving/CBC)

Originally published on May 5, 2017

Don't call Diana Krall's new record a tribute album. 

While the jazz artist takes on standards by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Nat King Cole on her 13th studio album, Turn up the Quiet (out today), Krall says, "I didn't want to have a themed record; it wasn't supposed to be a tribute record." 

For Krall, this collection of reinterpretations is simply her approaching songs with comfort and ease, to modernize them, and to do it her own way. 

"It's my creative voice through jazz standards," she explains. She continues, saying that she unabashedly performed these songs because "in all the chaos that's going on, we need a little love and romance — it's political, but it's not quite a statement."

Web extra: check out the video below to see host Tom Power tell Diana Krall a heartwarming story of him shouting "I love you, Diana!" at the 2002 Juno Awards.


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