Album: Diana Krall, Quiet Nights, (Universal)

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Despite the bossa-invoking title, this isn't a full Brazilian. Rather, Krall's customary formula of Capitol Studios, producer Tommy LiPuma and arranger Claus Ogerman crafts a classy "Sinatra sings Jobim" job from several standards plus three Jobims and "So Nice".

The standards work best, including a ravishing "Accustomed to His Face". Expensive ear candy it may be, but Krall's husky voice and Ogerman's oblique orchestrations suit the sensual mood.

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