Diana Krall’s “From This Moment On” salutes the timeless standards.
From the Gershwins to Johnny Mercer---Jobim to Irving Berlin---Cole Porter to Rodgers and Hart, the selections in this collection are flawless.
She makes the songs her own with her stylish simplicity, sophistication, elegance and grace.
Ms. Krall’s élan and confidence give the songs a freshness that makes you feel that you are hearing them for the first time.
In fact, “From This Moment On” by Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer’s “Day In, Day Out” and “Exactly Like You” by McHugh and Fields sound like they were written especially for her.
Never did I think anyone could co-own (or even sublet) “Come Dance With Me” from Frank Sinatra, but Diana Krall does something extra-special with it.
A compilation of “whoop dee doo” songs performed in a polished and refined manner.
It is quite possible that Diana Krall is the Ella Fitzgerald of our day.