Glad Rag Doll (2012) On the singer-pianist's latest, Glad Rag Doll , producer T Bone Burnett surrounds her with a comfy-thick blanket of guitars (Marc Ribot's reverberating chords ring… 2012-10-02 Diana Krall Jazz Pop Verve
Music Review

Glad Rag Doll (2012)

CHANGE OF PACE Krall's pop and R&B tunes set her new record apart from her usually detached-sounding body of work
Image credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
CHANGE OF PACE Krall's pop and R&B tunes set her new record apart from her usually detached-sounding body of work
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 02, 2012; Lead Performance: Diana Krall; Genres: Jazz, Pop; Production: Verve

On the singer-pianist's latest, Glad Rag Doll, producer T Bone Burnett surrounds her with a comfy-thick blanket of guitars (Marc Ribot's reverberating chords ring through clearly). Song choices lean toward Tin Pan Alley pop and the occasional R&B tune, such as an enthralling cover of Doc Pomus' devastating ''Lonely Avenue.'' The result brings out the warmth in a voice that's been chilly, verging on aloof, at times. She calls this her ''song and dance record''; I'd call it her nimble, witty, change-of-pace record. B+

Best Tracks:
Here Lies Love
Lonely Avenue
Originally posted Sep 26, 2012 Published in issue #1227 Oct 05, 2012 Order article reprints