Chris Willman
March 25, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Quiet Nights

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Diana Krall
genre
Jazz

We gave it an B+

Diana Krall’s 12th album, Quiet Nights, is a comfort-food sequel to 2001’s orchestrally drenched The Look of Love. But this reunion with arranger Claus Ogerman more fully indulges in the kind of bossa novas that he cooked up for Sinatra & Jobim in the ’60s. If Ogerman’s ”Girl From Ipanema” self-homage is predictable, the other choices are inspired, including an unrecognizably melancholy ”I’ve Grown Accustomed to His Face.” Ogerman might be the only arranger alive who can make an overstuffed orchestra sound so distant and wistful, and Krall, suddenly channeling Julie London, is the taciturn symphony’s whispery match. B+

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