Diana Krall: New Album “Glad Rag Doll”
Diana Krall is a Grammy Award winning jazz pianist and singer, known for having one of the most unique and beautiful voices in music today. Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Diana has had a love of music since she was a very small child. Diana released her first album, Stepping Out, in 1993, and soon caught international attention thanks to her jazz-inspired sound. Since that time, Diana has released seven multi-platinum albums. Diana is married to legendary British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, with whom she has twin sons.
Diana’s eleventh album, Glad Rag Doll, has just been released. She joined Kelly & Michael to perform the album’s title track, “Glad Rag Doll,” for the Live! audience.
Diana Krall: “Glad Rag Doll” Performance
Diana performed “Glad Rag Doll,” a slow, soft piano ballad highlighted by Diana’s expert playing and always interesting voice. Part of her unique sound is due to her brand new (or should I say, old) antique piano, as she explained to Kelly and Michael. Diana’s keyboard player found the piano for her because she was looking for something with character and history. The beautiful antique is from 1890s, and Diana said that it makes her play differently; it’s both “inspiring and challenging.” However, Kelly was afraid that it may be haunted!
Diana also explained that she has been playing the piano since she was four years old. Her parents were both musicians, and this was the time before iPods, so “the piano was her iPod.” So parents, if you’re looking for your kids to become award-winning musicians, just pull out those ear plugs!
Diana’s 11th studio album and latest release, Glad Rag Doll, is available now.