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Diana Krall - Live in Paris (2001)

Diana Krall , John Clayton , David Barnard  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Diana Krall, John Clayton, Paulinho Da Costa, Jeff Hamilton, John Pisano
  • Directors: David Barnard
  • Producers: Geoff Kempin, Perry Joseph, Terry Shand, Tommy LiPuma
  • Format: DTS Surround Sound, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 2, 2002
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005Y3ZM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,758 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Diana Krall - Live in Paris" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Recorded live at the Paris Olympia, December 2, 2001
  • Songs: Love Being Here, All or Nothing, Let's Fall In Love, The Look of Love, Maybe You'll Be There, Deed I Do, Devil May Care, Cry Me a River, Under My Skin, East of the Sun, I Get Along, Pick Yourself Up, S'Wonderful, Love Letters, I Don't Know Enough About You, Do It Again, A Case of You
  • Music videos for "The Look of Love" and "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
  • Rehearsal footage featuring "Do It Again," "The Look of Love," and "Love Letters"

Editorial Reviews

Does it get any better than this? Canadian torch singer and pianist Diana Krall is in perfect form in this two-hour Paris concert, recorded in December 2001 shortly after the release of her CD The Look of Love. In her band, guitarist Anthony Wilson and bassist John Clayton get the lion's share of attention, but the entire ensemble (including lush strings from the Paris Symphony Orchestra) provides flawless support for Krall, whose skill on a Steinway is as impressive as her smoky interpretations of vintage standards and ballads. Inspired by guest conductor-arranger Claus Ogerman, Krall can surprise with subtleties (like a delicious hint of the Beatles' "Day Tripper" in her closing of "All or Nothing"), or glide into solos with a master's flair. Matching the music beat for beat, the camera coverage and editing are intimate without being obtrusive, making this a bit of jazz heaven here on earth. --Jeff Shannon

Product Description

Recorded live at the Paris Olympia on December 1, 2001, Krall's classic style blends equal parts artistic vision, hard work and determination. The British Columbia native began playing piano at the age of four and now has five stunning albums behind her. She made her debut with the critically acclaimed Only Trust Your Heart and the album topped the Billboard jazz charts for the most of 1998, earning Krall a Grammy nomination. She went on to win a Best Jazz Vocal Performance Grammy for 1999's platinum-selling When I Look in Your Eyes and became the first jazz artist in 25 years to be nominated in the Album of the Year category.

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113 of 118 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Having Your Cake and Eating it Too April 19, 2002
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Who says you can't have it both ways? Imagine hearing the best Diana Krall cd she has made thus far and being able to watch it at the same time. Imagine no more. Your dream has come true.
This dvd is actually better than being there because the superb camera work keeps you intimate with everything going on. I have sat mezmerized before my big screen tv and sound system throughout the 130 minutes of heaven.
The dvd is a work of art with wonderful creative scenes of Paris intermingled occasionally with the music. While the 5.1 sound is excellent for the most part, higher pitched sounds such as cymbals, bells and other percussion sounds are often inaudible.
Still, I don't know how you can realistically ask for more. The music is beautifully varied with plenty of up-tempo swingers mixed in with the slower ballads. One of my favorites is I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL. It's obviously one of Diana's too. Just look at her at the conclusion of the song. That says it all.
I take exception to the comments from some who have stated Ms. Krall seems too laid back or disconnected from her audience. I certainly didn't see that. What I saw was a young woman just being herself and clearly into the music and the fans as well. She cast lots of approving glances and smiles at her fellow musicians as they played.
Diana took several breaks throughout the night to acknowledge her players and conductors efforts as well as talk to the enthusiastic audience. In fact, at the conclusion of the concert, after all the other musicians had left the stage, Diana came back out to the piano, by herself, to sing and play A CASE OF YOU. Clearly, she intended this to be an intimate moment with just her and her audience.
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
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Simply one of the most emotionally moving concerts I've ever seen... excellent video direction & production to sync with music recording of this concert...
the camera positioning (angles, shots, composition) in conjunction with music performance are the most brilliant that I've ever seen ... the shots of Diana singing with either the drummer , or the bass player, framed in the same shot, with perfect clarity and depth of field ..these are the shots that demonstrate cinematic excellence ...
I hate to say it, but it's DVD's like this one that make you realize that the truly inspired live video music recordings are clearly superior to paying for a bad seat at a live concert ... of course, the DVD would not replace having an excellent seat at the concert!
Just when you think that it couldn't get any better than the song she just finished singing in the show, Diana comes thru with a another heart stopper ... personal favs include:
- the look of love
- under my skin (Diana has arguably put forth the best version of the classic Cole Porter song that anyone ever has , which is saying a lot)
- east of the sun, west of the moon
she also performs killer intepretations of "maybe you'll be there" , and "cry me a river"...
this woman is blessed with incredible talent, beauty, and presence ...
this concert is made very special by the musicians in her jazz group and the European Symphony Orchestra , and of course Claus Ogerman in a guest role ..
Brava! Diana, Brava!
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTE PERFECTION! April 4, 2002
Where do i begin?
Anyone even remotely interested in jazz, or just great music, MUST own this dvd, period.
I just got finished watching this wonderful concert on dvd, and the experience was breathtaking. Her jazz band is so tight and perfect, they are so passsionate about their music, and it shows during this show in Paris, the love, the joy of making great music, great art. I have never heard a concert sound this awesome on dvd, simply put, the dts 5.1 surround sound is perfection, its as if you are in Paris with diana, front row and center, amazing!
Of course i love her jazz selections most of all, her slower ballads are not as awesome, with the one exception being, "cry me a river", that is awesome, and when she closes with her second encore, joni mitchell's, " a case of you", you will be spellbound! But its on the jazz numbers where your jaw will drop, this lady is already a legend, and when she plays jazz, you close your eyes, and the music washes over you, and you get swept up in pure ecstacy, she is that good, no wait, when her career is finished, they will speak of this lady in the same reverential tones as they speak of ella fitzgerald, and that is speaking volumes about Diana Krall,
All i can say is this, I know music, anyone who doesnt own "diana krall, live in paris", is cheating themselves out of one of life's great pleasures, this dvd is a must own.
Thank you, goodnight.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Krall Delivers - Smooth and Classy May 3, 2002
I'll admit that at first, I wasn't very impressed with Diana Krall. Then again, I only heard one or two of her songs played on a local smooth jazz radio station. However, after buying her "Look of Love" CD, and then borrowing a friend's copy of her "When I Look In Your Eyes" CD, I came to realize, like so many others, just how special she is. "Live in Paris" is truly an outstanding musical video and I highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates the old show tune standards. What sets her apart from other vocalists is her exceptional skill on the piano. Comparisons to Nat King Cole's style aren't too exaggerated. The video production is outstanding with creative camera angles and occasional cut-ins of scenes around Paris (not the typical tourist shots, but rather interesting scenes that compliment the particular song). There are 2 "MTV-like" bonus videos and both are nicely done, as well. Definitely a worthwhile purchase, and not just for Krall fans.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
I could listen to, and look at, Diana Krall for a long time. The backing band is tight, especially the drummer.
Published 9 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Dianna Krall - Live in Paris
Diana Krall brings Paris Alive ! A Canadian In Paris ... the woman is remarkable and not to enjoy her talents would be something close to a crime. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Daniel Roman
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of her Best.
Live in Rio comes close to topping this one, however Ms. Krall is great even if she was playing at Pismo Beach. For Jazz lovers this is one of a kind. Read more
Published 17 days ago by James McClintock
5.0 out of 5 stars D. Krall is the best
This is a wonderful DVD of an artist at her peak. Saw Diana Krall with her combo in a small club setting over 20 years ago when she was a rising star. Incredible talent!
Published 2 months ago by daveb
5.0 out of 5 stars Diana Krall live in Paris
One of her best CD's. All her famous songs on this disc. Almost like being there in concert. Highly recommend this one.
Published 2 months ago by Debbie Donnelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great concert
I wish it was available on Blu-ray as I would buy that too. Her singing is never that great, but her renditions of songs I like and her piano playing. Read more
Published 3 months ago by L. DONOVAN
4.0 out of 5 stars wonderful concert w/ many extended jazz solo's
this was a solid live concert from a jazz club. Her band was excellent, and in many spots took extended solo's. Read more
Published 3 months ago by frank
5.0 out of 5 stars Diana krall - Live in Paris
I play it over and over. The band is perfect for her voice and they are all masters of their instrumenst.
Published 3 months ago by Merna J. Zimmerman
5.0 out of 5 stars diana!
the very 1st 5.1 surround dvd recording of all----d/k in paris. who knew? great great stuff and enjoyability, per usual with her. Read more
Published 6 months ago by autismbites
5.0 out of 5 stars There Are No Regrets Here
This would be a SIX star for the classic of it all. Each artist with her excells at being their own best and being with her piano. Her voice is never a once over. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Wyatt Williams
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