Diana Krall. 104,000 copies of her latest, Number 3 on the Billboard chart — her highest debut ever and the second-best sales week of her career. I wrote my first article about Diana in 1994 and I wish her every happiness. I encourage everyone to see her in concert, where the depth of her genuine talent is much clearer than on record. But it is beyond me why she’s selling better than ever. Still, good for her.
Here, try this: If you’ve heard and liked Diana Krall but you haven’t heard of Dinah Washington or Shirley Horn or Cassandra Wilson, may I suggest you keep enjoying Diana and check out this and this and this.
UPDATE: Also this, from a singer you will know.
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