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Diana Krall: This Year’s Model

She has a new sound, a new album and new husband, but one thing hasn't changed: the vocalist is the biggest superstar in jazz

Diana Krall (photo: Mark Seliger)
Diana Krall (photo: Mark Seliger)
Diana Krall
Diana Krall
Diana Krall

Mose Allison’s “Stop This World,” the first track on Diana Krall’s boldly brilliant The Girl in the Other Room, opens with a five-note vamp that sounds suspiciously similar to the one that ignites Peggy Lee’s “I’m a Woman.”

The allusion, real or imagined, is tremendously apt. Krall’s history, with her youthful achievements as a jazz pianist overshadowed by her subsequent massive success as a vocal interpreter of velvety standards, has often been likened to the comparable career arc of Nat “King” Cole.

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