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Tuesday, May 11, 2004

You call this love
This is what passes for a positive review of a Diana Krall concert these days by the suddenly jazzophile Canadian media:

"This demure, dry-witted and unassuming temptress from British Columbia lures unsuspecting fans of her unchallenging coffee-shop music...

... And while she's as competent a piano soloist as a gifted first-year Grant MacEwan student - her potential is currently hobbled by what seems to be a streak of self-consciousness...

... While the show was filled with songs she co-wrote with her Costello - a King Kong and Fay Wray sort of relationship in terms of their respective musical depth...

... And how do real jazz musicians thank Diana Krall for possibly creating new jazz fans? - by calling her a purveyor of unchallenging coffee-shop music. Well, I'm not actually sure they say that, but Krall - who once played Jazz City - has been dissed by Jazz City producer Marc Vasey. So there you have it...

... No, ma'am, no sexy attire tonight, though it has been said more than once that Krall wouldn't be as big a star as she is were it not for her sexy looks...

... The title track from the new album, though a co-write between Krall and Costello, likewise begged for something else: Elvis Costello singing it."


At what point did the cliched criticism of Diana Krall jump the shark?

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