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Sound and Vision: Krall and Grappelli

It’s Diana Krall and her look of love…live in concert! And in the City of Love, no less. Diana Krall Live In Paris (Eagle Vision), Krall’s first ever video release comes to VHS and DVD formats on Apr. 2. Documenting Krall’s Dec. 1, 2001 performance at Paris’ Olympia Theatre, the video features the singing pianist playing tunes from her latest album, The Look of Love, along with other Krall staples like “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Folks who buy the VHS version will miss out on the DVD’s bonuses, including a behind-the-scenes feature, two music videos and, of course, surround sound.

Another jazz DVD worthy of note, Stephane Grappelli: A Life in the Jazz Century, has been out for over a month, but since Americans can only get it at, not too many people know about it. The 2-disc set has Grappelli himself telling the story of how he went from orphan on the street playing violin for pocket change to renowned jazz musician selling out Carnegie Hall. Among this DVD’s bonus features are a Grappelli/George Shearing performance not seen for fifty years, an interactive map of Grappelli’s haunts in Montmarte and all of the known film footage of Grappelli’s pal, gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt.

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