Krall,Diana - Quiet Nights
Quiet Nights
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Quiet Nights is the ninth studio album by Canadian jazz singer-songwriter and pianist Diana Krall, released on March 31, 2009 by Verve Records. The album marks Krall's first work with arranger Claus Ogerman since 2002's Live in Paris, and her first studio work with Ogerman since 2001's The Look of Love.

The album's title comes from the English-language title of the bossa nova standard "Corcovado", written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and first made popular in the early 1960s. The title track is one of three selections written or co-written by Jobim. Krall had previously included the Jobim-written "How Insensitive" ("Insensatez") on her 2006 release From This Moment On, and performed Jobim's "The Boy from Ipanema" with Rosemary Clooney on Clooney's 2000 album Brazil.

The album debuted at number three and peaked at number two on the Canadian Albums Chart. It debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200, with 104,000 units sold in its opening week and the album debuted at number one on the Billboard Jazz Albums, making it Krall's sixth consecutive number-one album, being the only singer who has done this in the chart. In mainland Europe it reached the top spot in Hungary, Poland, and Portugal and charted inside the top five in Austria, Estonia, France, Greece, Norway, and Spain, as well as on the pan-European chart. Quiet Nights also debuted on the New Zealand RIANZ chart at number two.Billboard ranked album at number 5 on the magazine's Top Jazz Albums of the Decade.Billboard ranked album at number 25 on the magazine's Top Jazz Albums of the Decade.



* Diana Krall – vocals, piano

* Nico Carmine Abondolo – bass

* Eun Mee Ahn – violin

* Charlie Bisharat – violin

* Caroline Campbell – violin

* Darius Campo – violin

* John Clayton – bass

* Antony Cooke – cello

* Larry Corbett – cello

* Paulinho da Costa – percussion

* Mario de Leon – violin

* Drew Dembowski – bass

* Yue Deng – violin

* Thomas Dienner – viola

* Bruce Dukov – violin, concertmaster

* Earl Dumler – oboe

* David Ewart – violin

* Marlo Fisher – viola

* James Freebarin-Smith – cello

* Matt Funes – viola

* Alan Grunfeld – violin

* Jeff Hamilton – drums

* Reggie Hamilton – bass

* Trevor Handy – cello

* Peter Kent – violin

* Steve Kujala – alto flute, bass flute

* Razdan Kuyumijian – violin

* Janet Lakatos – viola

* Timothy Landauer – cello

* Bill Lane – French horn

* Liane Mautner – violin

* Ed Meares – bass

* Joe Meyer – French horn

* Todd Miller – French horn

* Dan Neufeld – viola

* Helen Nightengale – violin

* Claus Ogerman – conductor

* Sid Page – violin, concertmaster

* Joel Pargman – violin

* Katia Popov – violin

* Barbara Porter – violin

* Sue Raney – bass

* Steve Richards – cello

* Gil Romero – violin

* Geri Rotella – alto flute, bass flute

* David Shostac – alto flute, bass flute

* Dan Tobin Smith – cello

* Tereza Stanislav – violin

* Rudy Stein – cello

* Shari Sutcliffe – contractor

* Marda Todd – viola

* Rick Todd – French horn

* Doug Tornquist – tuba

* Cecilia Tsan – cello

* Mari Tsumura – violin

* Josephina Vergara – violin

* David F. Walther – viola

* Brad Warnaar – French horn

* Amy Wickman – violin

* Anthony Wilson – guitar

* Evan Wilson – viola

* Robert Zimmitti – vibraphone


* Diana Krall – producer

* Daniel Behr – photography

* Rick Fernandez – assistant engineer

* Steve Genewick – engineer

* Lisa Hansen – release coordinator

* Melanie Inglessis – make-up

* Dan Johnson – assistant engineer

* Hollis King – art direction

* Andy Kman – release coordinator

* Tommy LiPuma – producer

* Robert Maxwell – photography

* Chris McMillan – hair stylist

* Sangwook "Sunny" Nam – mastering

* John Newcott – release coordinator

* Claus Ogerman – arranger

* Doug Sax – mastering

* Al Schmitt – engineer, mixing

* Shari Sutcliffe – project coordinator

* Joey Tierne – wardrobe



Chart procession and succession


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Artist/Band Information

Diana Jean Krall, OC, OBC (born November 16, 1964) is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, known for her contralto vocals. She has sold more than 6 million albums in the US and over 15 million worldwide; altogether, she has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist during the 1990s and 2000s. On December 11, 2009, Billboard magazine named her the second Jazz artist of the 2000–2009 decade, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her time. She is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debuting at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums.http To date, she has won three Grammy Awards and eight Juno Awards.

145 Diana Krall.jpgthumbLive at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia - Photo by Rob Garland

Professional career

In 1993, Krall released her first album, Stepping Out, which she recorded with John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton. It caught the attention of producer Tommy LiPuma, who produced her second album, Only Trust Your Heart (1995).

Her third album, All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio (1996), was nominated for a Grammy and continued for 70 weeks in the Billboard jazz charts. Love Scenes (1997) quickly became a hit record with the trio of Krall, Russell Malone (guitar) and Christian McBride (bass).

In August 2000, Krall was paired on a 20-city tour with Tony Bennett. They were paired again for a song on the TV series Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...

Orchestral arrangements by Johnny Mandel provided the background on When I Look In Your Eyes (1999). The band mix was kept, following arrangements on The Look of Love (2001) created by Claus Ogerman; this record achieved platinum status and reached the top 10 of the Billboard 200. The title track from the album, a cover of the Casino Royale standard popularized in the late 1960s by Dusty Springfield and Sérgio Mendes, reached number 22 on the adult contemporary chart.

In September 2001, Krall began a world tour. Her concert at the Paris Olympia was recorded and released as her first live record, Diana Krall - Live in Paris. The album included covers of Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are" (a hit on U.S. smooth jazz radio) and Joni Mitchell's "A Case Of You."

After marrying Elvis Costello, she worked with him as a lyricist and started to compose her own songs, resulting in the album The Girl in the Other Room. The album, released in April 2004, quickly rose to the top five in the United Kingdom and made the Australian top 40 album charts.

She also joined Ray Charles on his Genius Loves Company album in 2004 on the song, "You Don't Know Me".

In late May 2007, Krall was featured in a Lexus ad campaign. She also sang, "Dream a Little Dream of Me" with piano accompaniment by pianist Hank Jones.

Quiet Nights, her latest album, was released on 31 March 2009.

Krall also produced Barbra Streisand's album Love Is the Answer, released on 29 Sep 2009.

To protest the blockade of Gaza and in the aftermath of the Israeli assault on the vessel MV Mavi Marmara on 31 May 2010, many artists scheduled to perform in Israel in mid-2010 joined the ongoing boycott against these reported actions. Among them was Krall's husband, Elvis Costello. Krall, by contrast, performed in Ra'anana, Israel's outdoor amphitheater before a large and appreciative crowd on 4 August 2010.

Personal life

Krall was born on November 16, 1964 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Her father played piano around the house and her mother sang in a community choir. She was playing piano herself at the age of four and playing jazz in a local restaurant at 15. She went to the Berklee College of Music in Boston on a scholarship before heading out to L.A. to play jazz. She returned to Canada to release her first album in 1993.

Krall lost her mother Adella to multiple myeloma in 2002, within months of also losing her mentors Ray Brown and Rosemary Clooney. Diana's only sibling, Michelle, is a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Krall and British musician Elvis Costello were married on December 6, 2003 at Elton John's estate outside London. Their twin sons, Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James, were born December 6, 2006 in New York City.


In 2000, she was awarded the Order of British Columbia. In 2003 she was given an honorary Ph.D. (Fine Arts) from the University of Victoria. In 2004, she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. In 2005, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

She is an honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.


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;Studio albums

* 1993: Stepping Out

* 1995: Only Trust Your Heart

* 1996: All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio

* 1997: Love Scenes

* 1999: When I Look in Your Eyes

* 2001: The Look of Love

* 2004: The Girl in the Other Room

* 2006: From This Moment On

* 2009: Quiet Nights


*2002: Live in Paris

*2004: Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival

*2009: Live in Rio


*2009 - Public Enemies .... Torch Singer

*2004 - De-Lovely .... Musical Performer

*2003 - Anything Else .... Herself

*1999 - At First Sight .... Singer


Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Krall has won two awards outright and, in 2010, was the artist performing the song "Quiet Nights" arranged by Claus Ongerman, from nine nominations.


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