Irene Kral Where Is Love?

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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Choice

Entertainment Reviews:

JazzTimes - 10/97, p.101
"...Kral's interpretations...are masterfully restrained, with minimal ornamentaion and a refreshing absence of theatricality.


  • 1.I Like You, You're Nice
  • 2.When I Look in Your Eyes
  • 3.A Time for Love / Small World
  • 4.Love Came on Stealthy Fingers
  • 5.Never Let Me Go
  • 6.Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most
  • 7.Lucky to Be Me / Some Other Time
  • 8.Where Is Love?
  • 9.Don't Look Back

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Irene Kral (vocals); Alan Broadbent (piano).
Personnel: Irene Kral (vocals); Alan Broadbent (piano).
Liner Note Authors: Irene Kral; Alan Broadbent.
Recording information: Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, CA (12/1974).
Authors: Irene Kral; Alan Broadbent; Tommy Wolf; Carmen McRae.
Photographers: Ramon Silva; Lee Bunker; Malcolm Walker.
The late singer Irene Kral is still too much of a well-kept secret. Perhaps it's because she died relatively young, in 1978 at age 46, after a nearly 20-year career. Or maybe her conversational tone and discerning musical taste made her more of an intimate cabaret artist than an out-and-out jazz singer.
That intimate tone suffuses the classic WHERE IS LOVE? recorded in 1974 with pianist Alan Broadbent and boasting a superlative version of the cabaret favorite "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most." Keeping it in the New York cabaret family, the set opens with a Blossom Dearie original "I Like You, You're Nice"--talk about conversational! But the highlight is a beautifully sung medley of Johnny Mandel's "A Time For Love" coupled with "Small World" from GYPSY. One might not expect those two songs to fit together--the former utterly romantic, the latter a little prosaic--but Kral's special vocal gifts combine the two perfectly.

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  • Sales Rank: 99,459
  • UPC: 708857101221
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