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Diana Krall's new album, 'Glad Rag Doll'

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Diana Krall's new album, 'Glad Rag Doll' is an exhilarating and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new instrumentation and new musicians. It stars a singer and piano player, filled with mischief, humour and a renewed sense of tenderness and intimacy.

Working for the first time with renowned producer T Bone Burnett and engineer Mike Piersante, Krall revels in a fresh sonic playground captured in the vivid grain and deep resonant focus of analog tape. Burnett has assembled a distinguished cast of remarkable men to complement Krall's piano contribution at an 1890s Steinway upright.

 

From the hushed to the howling, Marc Ribot's poised and sympathetic solo guitar accompaniment on the title track contrasts beautifully with a range of surprising sounds and colors.

 

As ever with a Diana Krall record, her distinctive feel and unique sense of time is crucial. She has established a new and exciting rhythmic rapport with drummer Jay Bellerose and bassist Dennis Crouch that has let loose some of her most joyous piano playing heard on record to date.

 

 

Featured musicians

Marc Ribot (Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, 6 String Bass and Banjo),

T Bone Burnett (Guitars),

Howard Coward (Ukulele, Mandola, Tenor Guitar, Harmony Vocals),

Jay Bellerose (Drums),

Dennis Crouch (Bass),

Bryan Sutton (Guitars),

Colin Linden (Guitars, Dobro)

Keefus Green (Keyboards, Mellotron).

 


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