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T&CQ&A with Diana Krall

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You might know a number of the songs on Diana Krall's new album, Turn Up The Quiet, out May 5, but you've never heard them like this before. For her 13th studio album, singer, pianist, and bandleader Krall-a five-time Grammy winner-has reimagined 11 songs of jazz and American classics to create an upbeat, atmospheric, and utterly charming collection.

"This album represents a time in my life when I'm most comfortable with who I am and what I'm doing," Krall tells Town & Country of the record, which she produced alongside her longtime collaborator, the late Tommy LiPuma. One of the album's standout tracks, "Moonglow," dates back to 1933, but in Krall's hands feels entirely contemporary. "We didn't want to revisit a theme we've already done, so I assembled three different ensembles and we went into the studio with about 50 songs," she says. "I brought about 25 more songs than I'll be able to finish, and it turned out to be more upbeat than I originally envisioned-but that's not a bad thing."

Here, Town & Country has an exclusive first listen. Beyond that, Krall-who'll be heading out on a U.S. tour beginning June 2-takes our "Creative Questionnaire," offering us a peek inside the mind of a creative genius. READ THE Q&A & LISTEN