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Diana Krall leans into the Chateau Ste. Michelle evening with relaxed abandon / Seattle Times review

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Riding the success of her No. 1 jazz album, "Turn Up the Quiet" released by Verve Records in May, masterful Canadian singer-pianist Diana Krall delivered a magical, expressive concert Friday at Chateau Ste. Michelle to a sold-out crowd on the winery lawn.

Seated at the piano, wearing a floor-length black print dress, Krall ranged through a sample of songs from the romantic new album, as well as other tunes in a delightful variety of moods, a program Krall described as an "emotional weather report." Though she hit a few scratchy notes at the start (thanks to the onset of a mild cold), by the time Krall and her crackerjack band got to their playful rendition of "Blue Skies" – which included an interpolation of Thelonious Monk's be-bop take on the tune, "In Walked Bud" – she leaned into the evening with relaxed abandon. "I'm having a tremendous time," she said, then launched into a jaunty "On the Sunny Side of the Street."

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