Personnel: Diana Krall (piano); Dori Caymmi , Anthony Wilson , Romero Lubambo, Russell Malone (guitar); Larry Bunker (vibraphone); Christian McBride, John Clayton, Paul Keller, Ben Wolfe (bass guitar); Jeff Hamilton , Lewis Nash , Peter Erskine (drums); Luis Conte (percussion); Claus Ogerman, Los Angeles Session Orchestra, Eddie Karam, Johnny Mandel, London Symphony Orchestra.
The career sweep of contemporary jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall is nicely represented on this overdue 2007 compilation, THE VERY BEST OF. It's no accident that Krall's albums have enjoyed both critical and commercial success, to say nothing of the Grammys and other industry accolades they've garnered: the artist bridges traditional jazz with contemporary, giving standards a fresh polish that appeals to a modern sensibility while still honoring the original.
VERY BEST OF sparkles with 15 gems, including Krall's treatment of the classics "S'Wonderful," "Let's Fall In Love," and "Little Girl Blue." Also included are three previously unreleased tracks, and a bonus DVD featuring concert footage and videos. Naturally, it's Krall's sensual, tasteful vocals and stylish piano work that stand out, making this hits collection a great place for newcomers to acquaint themselves with Krall's gifts.