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post #16 of 104
Apparently Christian McBride, her bassist, and by the "World acclaimed Afro-American Jazz Musician", thinks she's good enough to play with. He can play for anyone in the world and does his own work.

Me thinks this almost smells like, "if you ain't _____ you can't perform jazz.
post #17 of 104
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Her timming sucks and is she able to hit more than one note?
Welcome Olblueyez - hey, have you ever heard the album ,'Sinatra-Basie' - now that's a jazz vocal album that gives me goosebumps.
post #18 of 104
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Originally Posted by Carmantom View Post
Apparently Christian McBride, her bassist, and by the "World acclaimed Afro-American Jazz Musician", thinks she's good enough to play with. He can play for anyone in the world and does his own work.

Me thinks this almost smells like, "if you ain't _____ you can't perform jazz.
I cannot speak for anyone's reasons for taking huge paycheques to play that dreck...
BTW, jazz singers to check out: Ella, Sarah, Nina, Abbey, Billie - even Blossom Dearie (R.I.P.) are good starts.

Hot? Monica Belucci, Megan Fox, Scarlett Johanson are hot...they are allowed in the clubhouse.
post #19 of 104
While I don't hate her, I don't exactly like her either. Pretty much indifferent. I did pick up a couple of CDs at a thrift store for a few bucks. I was checking out the rip of one of them though speakers when my wife came home. She liked it, but she's extremely hard of hearing. Basically she liked Christian McBride.

BTW, I've bought 2 of his CDs at full price and he leaves me the same way, especially his own compositions.
post #20 of 104
Yeah, I dunno. I just can't bring myself to listen to the music but anyone who hangs with Elvis has gotta be okay in my book.



...and then there's that rack
post #21 of 104
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Hot? Monica Belucci, Megan Fox, Scarlett Johanson are hot...they are allowed in the clubhouse.
Uh...you forgot Penelope Cruz
post #22 of 104
I much prefer Sara K. The only Krall song I liked was her rendition of Tom Wait's Temptation (the one on that Audiophile Club of Greece video), but that's probably because it's not one she wrote herself. I feel she's like a jazz rendition of country and western, which I don't like either.
post #23 of 104
She's not my favorite jazz singer but I do own many of her CDs. I have a soft spot for female jazz so she works for me.

Not terribly ugly either...I think she's 44 years old.





post #24 of 104
As a neophyte jazz/vocal jazz listener, I picked one of her CD's up, as I often see her recommended highly. It almost put me off the genre entirely. Luckily I've since heard a few other things and see that there's much, much better on offer.

She's insipid and boring, arguably the very antithesis of what jazz is meant to be.
post #25 of 104
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Apparently Christian McBride, her bassist, and by the "World acclaimed Afro-American Jazz Musician", thinks she's good enough to play with. He can play for anyone in the world and does his own work.
Well, jazz economics being what they are, I think it'd be odd for a bass player to turn down one of the highest-paying gigs on the international jazz circuit.

Krall doesn't just hang out with Elvis Costello; they're married.

Personally, I don't care for her voice, but she's actually a well above-average pianist...I remember her making a decent piano-trio album before someone convinced her that the money was in singing. Interestingly enough, Nat Cole, who's obviously one of her idols, started his career the same way, only once he became a pop singing star he damn-near stopped performing on piano.

Geez, there're sooooo many singers better than Krall. Even without mentioning the first tier (Ella, Billie, Sarah, Anita, Carmen McRae, June Christy, Peggy Lee, etc.), you still don't have to look hard to find singers who are miles above her (Helen Merrill? Susannah McCorkle?). As for singers of Krall's generation, it'd be great if more folks heard the genius that is Paula West. I think she's about as good as it gets right now.
post #26 of 104
Checked out Paula West, and her last album was 2001, and before that, one in 1999 and 1997. Which of those three do you recommend?

I think Krall has some good tracks in her collection, and I do like her Live in Paris CD. No reason to hate her (or Holly Cole). And I have most of all of the greats here, including some hidden gems (Alice Smith is one of them, a new singer, if you want to hear someone with an authentic voice).
post #27 of 104
Count me in.

I listened to her once to see why she was so popular with audio enthusiasts. Glad I borrowed it from the library instead of buying it. Must admit the audio quality was very good.

I dismissed her as an old fart's wet dream playing old fart's music. I remember somebody else dismissing her as "beige".

Want to join the Kenny G hater's club?
post #28 of 104
Live In Paris is the only album I really like. Her studio albums are kinda' boring, but tolerable.
post #29 of 104
Her Christmas album was pretty bad but I don't hate it.
post #30 of 104
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Her Christmas album was pretty bad but I don't hate it.
Shee-it!...Krall on Xmas - I would be stuffing my ears not the turkey - It's Charlie Brown Christmas all day around my pad as I get completely lathered on nog and brandy and do my Linus dance
...I could actually imagine her doing Tom Waits...but, wait a minute I hate Tom Waits too! Get out of the club this instant!
Yeah she doesn't look bad in some of those picks - a bit horsey at times...she should get an insanely large boobjob - like triple H so she couldn't even get near the mic then I might like her...Elvis Costello? Don't get me started about that wet fart.
In all seriousness I did read that Oscar Peterson held her piano playing in high esteem - that says something. BUT, I don't know if you get the Penguin guide to Jazz in the U.S. - the longtime reviewers write a very poignant essay on the state of modern jazz recordings and how no money is going into instrumental jazz because 'You say potatoe -I say potahtoe' vocal jazz sells like Whoppers and now nobody cares...you heard Freddie Hubbard died last week, damn...Salma Hayek is allowed in the clubhouse, too.
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