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Diana Krall Is Soooooo Married

Lately it seems like we can’t go a week without news about Diana Krall. This week’s no different. Those who read our jazz news frequently should have no problem recalling that the top-selling singer-pianist has been hard at work recording a new album, The Girl in the Other Room, for a spring release on Verve—and also that she recently tied the knot with singer-songwriter-new-wave-punk Elvis Costello. We’re happy to report that The Girl in the Other Room will be available for purchase on April 27, 2004, and that it features half a dozen tunes penned by Krall and her hubby.

In addition to the newlyweds’ songs, Krall sings six covers on the new album and hardly any of them are jazz standards. Only Arthur Herzog’s “I’m Pulling Through” (sung many times by Billie Holiday) and Mose Allison’s “Stop This World” are truly “jazz.” The rest of the covered ditties include Tom Waits’ “Temptation,” Joni Mitchell’s “Black Crow” and one of Bonnie Raitt’s faves to sing, “Love Me Like a Man,” written by Chris Smither. Krall also dipped into her husband’s back catalog and pulled out “Almost Blue,” a tin-pan-alley-esque song from Costello’s 1982 album Imperial Bedroom that Chet Baker used to play.

Krall co-produced the album with her longtime project overseer Tommy LiPuma, who helped round up a bunch of trusted players to fill out the sound: guitarist Anthony Wilson, bassists Christian McBride and John Clayton and drummers Peter Erskine, Jeff Hamilton and Terri Lyne Carrington. Krall plays piano, of course. Here’s a track list for The Girl in the Other Room:

Stop This World (Mose Allison)

The Girl in the Other Room (Krall/Costello)

Temptation (Tom Waits)

Almost Blue (Costello)

I’ve Changed My Address (Krall/Costello)

Love Me Like a Man (Chris Smither)

I’m Pulling Through (Arthur Herzog)

Black Crow (Joni Mitchell)

Narrow Daylight (Krall/Costello)

Abandoned Masquerade (Krall/Costello)

I’m Coming Through (Krall/Costello)

Departure Bay (Krall/Costello)

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