[JPL] Diana Krall

Jackson, Bobby bjackson at WCPN.org
Fri Jul 22 11:04:11 EDT 2005


All of the diva trappings may not be Diana's design.  I've often found when you get past all of the "protection" that is provided some artists that they're very approachable.  I remember very early on in her career when she played less than glamourous rooms that she was very earthy but also "very shy" with many unfamiliar people around.  

I've observed when Tommy Lipuma came into her world a lot of that changed.  She seems to have more poise and repartee with an audience than in the past.  Now that "Elvis" is in the house I can only conjecture how much of his baggage she's inherited in terms of back stage protocol. At Tri-C JazzFest's 25th anniversary here in Cleveland I attended a party where many of the performers and dignitaries only were invited.  Diana always had a line of people in front of her even in that setting waiting to speak with her.  I would imagine that can be a drag after the first 100 times.

Bobby Jackson
WCPN/Cleveland, OH

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I remember introducing my then 11 year old son ro Joe backstage at UNF between sets. He couldn't have been more gracious, asking my son a few questions and providing an autograph - all this just before he was about go back on stage.

Bob Stockton
MJC

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>Bill:
>It sounds as though Krall reached a pathological, an "Empress New 
>Cloths" vagery. This is Cleopatric nonsence. Ming Dynasty riger mortus, 
>No eye contact and don't talk to the artist, proving once again, big 
>arenas disconnect the artist from the audience...
>Unbridled diva-ness can be dangerous to your health.
>On the other side...Krall has become a victim...of celebrity.
>That's not the jazz way. The exact opposite, is the Hyena release of 
>Joe Williams, remastered some forty years ago.
>It a cold wintery night in Providence, 1964.  Joe Williams approaches 
>the stage and off in the corner of the room, Coleman Hawkins sits with 
>his tenor saxophone on his lap and says: "Can I sit in with you guys?"
>All the coincidence, reparte, and improvisation has gone away from 
>today's repertorial arrangements.
>Wonder if Sarah Vaughn or my favorite, Betty Carter would a said that!?
>Bopndick
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