Quiet Nights

Quiet Nights

by Diana Krall

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Bossa nova is not unfamiliar to Diana Krall, but 2009's Quiet Nights is her first record devoted to the gently swaying rhythm. Teaming up again with arranger Claus Ogerman, who last worked with Krall on 2001's The Look of Love and who also frequently collaborated with bossa nova godfather Antonio Carlos Jobim, Krall winds up with a mellow, lazy album that recalls the relaxed late-night sophistication of Jobim's duet album with Frank Sinatra, which Ogerman also happened to arrange and conduct. It's not just the sound, it's the songs: how '60s standards like Bacharach/David's "Walk on By" sit next to three Jobim tunes, a song by Marcos Valle ("So Nice"), and a few American Songbook standards placed at the beginning, the better to ease listeners into purer bossa nova at the end. Then again, they don't need much persuasion -- if any music could be called accessible it's this, with its warm intimacy and classic good taste. If anything, there may be a bit too much classic good taste on Quiet Nights -- there is no reinterpretation, only homage -- but that's not quite a problem because Krall knows enough to lay back, to never push, only to glide upon the gossamer surface. After all, some things are timeless for a reason; they need no updating, only replicating.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2009
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602517963528
catalogNumber: 001243301
Rank: 37865

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Diana Krall   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Steve Kujala   Alto Flute,Bass Flute
Sue Raney   Bass
Bruce Dukov   Violin,Concert Master
Sid Page   Violin,Concert Master
Richard Todd   French Horn
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Mari Tsumura   Violin
Darius Campo   Violin
Claus Ogerman   Conductor
John Clayton   Bass
Larry Corbett   Cello,Celli
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Earl Dumler   Oboe
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Reggie Hamilton   Bass
Peter Kent   Violin
Janet Lakatos   Viola
Bill Lane   French Horn
Edward Meares   Bass
Joe Meyer   French Horn
Dan Neufeld   Viola
Helen Nightengale   Violin
Katia Popov   Violin
Barbara Porter   Violin
Geri Rotella   Alto Flute,Bass Flute
David Shostac   Alto Flute,Bass Flute
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Cecilia Tsan   Cello,Celli
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Brad Warnaar   French Horn
Evan Wilson   Viola
David Ewart   Violin
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Anthony Wilson   Guitar
Timothy Landauer   Cello,Celli
Rudy Stein   Cello,Celli
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Antony Cooke   Cello,Celli
Gil Romero   Violin
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Tiffiany Yi Hu   Violin
Trevor Handy   Cello,Celli
Liane Mautner   Violin
Caroline Campbell   Violin
James Freebarin-Smith   Cello,Celli
Dave Walther   Viola
Marda Todd   Viola
Steve Richards   Cello
Tereza Stanislav   Violin
Dan Tobin Smith   Cello,Celli
Amy Wickman   Violin
Joel Pargman   Violin
Yue Deng   Violin
Todd Miller   French Horn
Bob Zimmitti   Vibes
Thomas Diener   Viola
Marlow Fisher   Viola
Mario de León   Violin
Razdan Kuyumjian   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola

Technical Credits

Gene Lees   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Claus Ogerman   Arranger
Hal David   Composer
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Schmitt   Engineer
Jule Styne   Composer
Diana Krall   Producer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Steve Genewick   Engineer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Sidney Clare   Composer
Jay Gorney   Composer
Paulo Sérgio Valle   Composer

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Quiet Nights 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 88 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After a long day at the office I heard this record and I felt my muscle relaxing inmediatly, although there is nothing new in the arrangements, the music and melody did it for me.
willieP More than 1 year ago
very soothing as if you stand still long enough on a cool morn and the dew will saturate your body this music and lyrics does just that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Diana Krall however I felt the album was lacking her sultry style, it was not exciting.
MikeMarxBrooks More than 1 year ago
Diana Krall, in my opinion, is a gorgeous girl, has a fantastic voice, and is an accomplished pianist. The selections on this CD are excellent, as are the musicians who back her up. I have a number of her other CDs, and the one "issue" I have with her is that on many of her numbers there seems to be a lack of emotion, almost like she's going through the motions. (I will admit that it is possible that she may be just too laid back for my taste.) I still find this present in some of the songs on this CD, but not nearly as much as on some of her earlier efforts. Again, in my opinion, the best selection on this CD is Track 10 - "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry." If she would come across with the emotion she shows on this number on many of her other selections, I would certainly give this a higher rating. However, for anyone who enjoys the standards she presents here, and likes her fantastic voice, this is an album I would definitely recommend buying. I know that I will buy more Diana Krall CDs in the future.
ronay55 More than 1 year ago
A little disappointing...slow and lackluster material
ebg More than 1 year ago
Normally I really enjoy jazz and like Krall. But in this album she is so stylized that except for the melody change there is little creativity in her handling of the material. The orchestration and vocal renditions are all the same feel and color. She is a much better artist then this product suggests. She can be creative and passionate in her music but this album is suitable for the elevator.
ShoeQueen61 More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, I would rate the entire cd "fair to midland..." A huge Diana Krall fan, I expected so much more. However, her arrangement of "Walk on By" is extraordinary. Her vocals along with the orchestra's arrangement are quite seductive...
Etomori More than 1 year ago
From the opening number and through most of the album, there seems to be a huge disconnect between the artist and the arrangements. The "Nelson Riddle" like orchestral arrangements never gets into the spirit of the bossa nova rhythm and appears to only provide a lush "wall of sound" which tended to overpower the vocalist. At times its tempo and key did not synch with Ms Krall. It was a clash of styles, not a good match. As to Ms Krall, her performance never got into the excitement of what bossa nova is all about. The orchestration overwhelmed her voice. Her interpretation was too lazy and laid back. Her attempt to integrate the rhythm of the bossa nova into the standards leave much to be desired. An artist of her stature should do better. Her attempt to sing in Portuguese was flat, lacking the emotional quality needed to bring the language and phrases to life. The concept of the album was exciting --- her past performances, repute, and the publicity drew me to buy the album. After listening to it, alone and with friends, it seemed to be put together without much serious planning and thought like a "knock-off" album. Perhaps I should have left it on the shelf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a perfect CD to relax to in the evening - after a hectic day when everything has been hard or aggravating. I loved it!
Businessbookjunkie More than 1 year ago
This bluesy cd is great listening either alone or over dinner/conversation as it creates reflections of the past.
pumpkinCG More than 1 year ago
Tisch More than 1 year ago
An enchanting collection excellent for drifting away with your Significant Other. You will feel like you've had a mini vacation when the music ends. Definitely glad we bought is!
CLCDD More than 1 year ago
Enjoy this warm and smooth CD by Diana Krall. It is soothing and enjoyable. Nice to start the day or relax at the end. So glad I purchased it. Christine
oceantracks More than 1 year ago
The arrangements on this album are among the best you will ever, ever hear. Flawless, gorgeous, harmonically complex and unpredictable (check out the end of "Quiet Nights" for pushing harmonic boundaries in this style!). Stunning. Many listeners are just never going to be happy unless Krall releases records with her and a trio. They don't appreciate the beauty of the orchestra or the tastefulness of the arrangements. Why, one listener even hoped she would select "better" material in the future (this is an album filled with classic standards!). The bad news is...Krall is not up to snuff when matched with arrangements like this. It works at times, but overall, this is the proverbial bull in a china shop. Streisand would have eased through this album...she has the finesse and delicacy needed to match the same found in the arrangements. Unfortunately, Krall does not. She's even off key at points, and overall gives a honest, though lifeless performance. The orchestra doesn't so much overwhelm her, as simply outclasses her. Back to the trios with you DK, or at least orchestral arrangements that don't require delicacy and precision. Audio quality is amazing, Krall's voice is in your face and dry as a bone. Again, this would be great if she had the right voice for the project. A great album though, simply because of it's wonderful songs and arrangements. TH
gsokolic More than 1 year ago
Did a fine job on some old favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Diana. It's not what I expected of her music, but it is nice to listen to if you're home and want to listen to some relaxing music.
TerBenn More than 1 year ago
REALLY enjoy this CD. Put it in the mix in my car and find myself bypassing others to go directly to it. Wonderfully sultry and inspiring, the artist exquisitely makes timeless classics not sound like "remakes". Her work captures your attention and, I'm quite sure, I'll be listening to this CD for a long time to come. A very welcome addition to my listening library ! ! ! Thank you.
nfarr2 More than 1 year ago
After all of he advertising and publicity pushing this CD over the last few months, you would expect a blockbuster array of songs. Judging from the reviews, this is not the case. I am a good fan of Dianna Krall, but like many here, have noticed her career becoming more commercial and not actually singing and putting out quality material. It seems to be the status quo of the times. Not many artists sing for the sake of singing, but rather look for big returns on mediocre performances. I do hope Dianna puts out better material in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Diana Krall's music to work by, for relaxing or while entertaining. This is another great find!
GIZI More than 1 year ago
soft, mellow music, well orchestrated
bigdave37 More than 1 year ago
Diana Krall is simply incredible. This is an amazing collection of songs and music. Diana's choice of material never ceases to amaze me. She uses emotion in such a powerful way. And she is by far in a class of her own when it comes to singing jazz.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a Diana Kroll fan - so this may be a little bias. Mostly I like the blend of some old classics like "Where or When", "Too Marvelous for Words", and "Every Time We Say Goodbye", with newer pieces like, "The Boy from Ipanema", and "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart". It is smooth and easy classic Knall but a presentation of great familiar tunes with a whole new sound and soul.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We love most of Diana Krall's music, but Quiet Nights is even better. I recommend it to any music lover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a dance, a sexy samba, a Brazilian bossa nova, or just a steamy slow dance when the feet don't really move at all. This is Diana Krall, excellent as usual, but on this album, she minimizes her vocal ornaments creating a basic truth and simplicity that is quite effective. She sings a Jobim selection in Portuguese, very beautiful. She adds piano sparingly, but when she does, it's lovely as always. This is a must-have for your Krall collection.
mwr1 More than 1 year ago
Diana Krall provides some killer definitions for some old standards.