As we’ve previously written with great anticipation on uDiscover, jazz stylist Diana Krall returns with her 13th studio album, to be titled Turn Up The Quiet, on 5 May. Now we have a new taste of its Great American Songbook theme, with her version of the time-honoured ‘Moonglow.’
The new release by five-time Grammy winner Krall has added poignancy, because it marks her reunion with a fellow Grammy honoree, producer Tommy LiPuma. Their relationship dated all the way back to her sophomore album Only Trust Your Heart, released in 1995. The new record, co-produced by the pair, was completed before LiPuma’s death in March, at the age of 80.
‘Moonglow’ dates back to 1933, and was a No. 1 hit in America the following year for Benny Goodman. It was also hugely popular that year in versions by Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Glen Gray. Now it’s one of the 11 reimaginings of classic songs that form Turn Up The Quiet.
“This album represents a time in my life when I’m most comfortable with who I am and what I’m doing,” Krall tells Town & Country. “We didn’t want to revisit a theme we’ve already done, so I assembled three different ensembles and we went into the studio with about 50 songs. I brought about 25 more songs than I’ll be able to finish, and it turned out to be more upbeat than I originally envisioned—but that’s not a bad thing.”