Album: Diana Krall, Glad Rag Doll (Verve)


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Glad Rag Doll features exactly the same producer and rhythm section as the Lisa Marie Presley album, but to different ends.

Here, T-Bone Burnett renders mostly old jazz numbers with a blend of period feel and modern fidelity, so they're “in the tradition” without sounding antique. This means adding a Tom Waits-ian slap backbeat to Krall's piano on “There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears”, or taking “I'm A Little Mixed Up” as a Memphis blues cakewalk, or treating “Prairie Lullaby” tenderly, but without sentimentality.

Download: Lonely Avenue; I'm A Little Mixed Up; We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye