Recorded live during Krall's sold-out run at the legendary Olympia Music Hall in Paris in late 2001, Live in Paris captures the energy and spark of Krall's concert performances. The album's dozen songs feature several of Krall's regular collaborators, including guitarist Anthony Wilson, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Jeff Hamilton, as well as Orchestre Symphonique Européen, conducted by pianist/arranger Alan Broadbent.
Krall's jazz heritage comes through loud and clear on this program of standards, ballads, and bossa nova. Her cool contralto vocals are illuminated by the Orchestre Symphonique European. And the collection concludes with Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" (a studio track from a film called "The Guru").
My favourite Diana album.