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Diana Krall is a jazz legend. And two decades into her career recording sultry and popular jazz records, she's still changing things up. On her latest album, Krall has shifted her focus to a new topic: grief. Turn Up the Quiet, the artist's 14th album, features jazz standards that pay homage to her longtime producer, Tommy LiPuma, who died unexpectedly in March. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Krall says the album embodies all of the values LiPuma instilled in her. "He took such joy in life," she says. "He had a tremendous sense of humor, and he taught me the importance of taking time to be with my family." Even though Krall acknowledges the album deals with darker topics, she says it's more about enduring and focusing on the future than dwelling on the past. And that's just what Krall is doing both musically and personally. "It's about finding romance in everything, in beauty or in things that are sad," Krall says. Diana Krall plays Symphony Hall this Wednesday, August 9.

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