May 03

Diana Krall – Stepping Out (1993) [Remastered 2016]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:04:28 minutes | 1,2 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Digital booklet | Label: Justin Time Records

Stepping Out launched the career of one of our generation’s greatest Jazz artists. Diana Krall’s 1993 debut shows that she had the goods right from the get-go. Krall sings with honesty, subtlety, and persuasion while playing the piano with head-shaking authority, both as accompanist – she offers amazing asides in between vocal phrases – and as an absolutely A-one improviser. The Justin Time Essentials Collection introduces the album to a new generation of fans, but this time with an added bonus track from the original sessions – Diana’s incredible arrangement of “Summertime”.

For years singer-pianist Diana Krall has been bringing new lifeblood to jazz via her dual knockout talents. And while her later recordings reveal a consistently maturing artist, this 1992 debut album shows that the Nanaimo, British Columbia, native had the goods right from the get-go. In her mid-20s here, Krall sings with honesty, subtlety, and persuasion while playing the piano with head-shaking authority, both as accompanist–she offers amazing asides in between vocal phrases–and as an absolutely A-one improviser. Indeed, it is remarkable to hear her weave her gifts into a wondrous whole. Working with bass ace John Clayton and the superb drummer Jeff Hamilton, Krall presents one winner after another. –Zan Stewart

Tracklist:
01 – This Can’t Be Love
02 – Straighten Up and Fly Right
03 – Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
04 – I’m Just a Lucky So and So
05 – Body and Soul
06 – 42nd Street
07 – Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me
08 – Big Foot
09 – Frim Fram Sauce
10 – Jimmie
11 – As Long as I Live
12 – On the Sunny Side of the Street
13 – Summertime [Bonus Track]