All for You (A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio) by Diana Krall 2LP 180G 45RPM Audiophile Vinyl, gatefold, limited/numbered)
LIMITED EDITION 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL REISSUE, NOW AT 45-RPM AND NUMBERED COPIES.
All For You is a tribute to the Nat King Cole Trio by a woman who is better equipped than any other jazz musician of her generation to evoke the spirit of Nat Cole. Diana Krall, who listened eagerly to Cole's records as a child, grew up to be that rarest of birds: a singer-pianist as comfortable and distinctive in one role as the other. 1997 Grammy Nominee.
''A superb jazz pianist and an even better singer.'' - The New York Times
''What we can do in 20 years is listen to a new young singer - pianist and say she reminds us of the legendary Diana Krall.'' - Village Voice
''If I had to have one smoky female vocal recording in my record collection, the ORG version of All For You would be it. My personal taste in female vocalists leans more towards Patti Smith and Chrissie Hynde, but I've always had a fondness for Nat King Cole. While I've heard way too much Diana Krall over the years at audio shows, this record is quite good. Krall's third record in her career, before she started winning Grammies, has a much more intriguing feel than her latest efforts. The liner notes mention that she toured with the players in this band for six months before going into the studio to record, and it shows.''
''Mastered by Bernie Grundman to four sides of vinyl..., All For You has a very dreamy overall feel. This is an intriguing record, with no drummer present, leaving Krall on piano, backed up by Russell Malone on guitar and Paul Keller on bass. It's easy to see why this record has become such an audiophile staple for showing off the tonality of a great system, without having to include the taxing dynamics of the drums. On a system of the highest caliber, this will be as close to having Ms. Krall in your living room as you could ever hope to achieve.'' - Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio
''It all adds up to consistently enjoyable and compelling set with not a weak tune or moment to mar the continuous pleasure, aided by one of the LiPuma/Schmitt duo's finest all-analog efforts. If this double 45 set doesn't sound stunningly three-dimensional, harmonically correct and basically 'live' in your listening room, don't blame the recording or mastering engineer, blame your system. That's how good this all analog production is. That aside, if you're going to own but one Krall album, this is the one to own.'' - Michael Fremer, Music Angle, Music 8/10, Sound 8/10
* Premium HQ-180 Gram Vinyl Pressing
* Mastered by Bernie Grundman
* Deluxe Gatefold, Heavy Weight High Quality Jacket
Diana Krall, piano, lead vocal
Russell Malone, guitar
Paul Keller, bass
Benny Green, piano on ''If I Had You''
Steve Kroon, percussion on ''Boulevard of Broken Dreams''
1. I'm an Errand Girl for Rhythm
2. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
3. You Call It Madness
4. Frim Fram Sauce
5. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
6. Baby, Baby All the Time
7. Hit That Jive, Jack!
8. You're Looking at Me
9. I'm Thru With Love
10. Deed I Do
11. A Blossom Fell
12. If I Had You