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Modern jazz siren Diana Krall commands a catalog of classics from across the body of work known as the Great American Songbook; many of these numbers go back generations and have been performed countless times over the years. But when she plays, Krall only has her mind on one thing: the here and now. After all, when it comes to jazz, "It's happening in the moment and it will never happen like that again the same way," Krall said.

Take the bewitching rendition of the standard "Moonglow" found on "Turn Up the Quiet," Krall's May 5 release on Verve Records. Leading an ensemble that includes guitarist Marc Ribot, bassist Tony Garnier, drummer Karriem Riggins and fiddle player Stuart Duncan, Krall weaves something that feels at once timeless and immediately intimate.

"Jazz is modern because it's still this creative place that we go to spontaneously," Krall said. "It's not just worked out. And especially when you work with those guys, you just have a concept and you know that what they're going to bring to it when you just reference things simply and quietly … is much bigger than me writing out a detailed memo. It's just all about the feel of everything."

Krall will support "Turn Up the Quiet" with a world tour kicking off in North America on Friday, June 2 at the State Theater in Minneapolis. She'll be at Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on June 16.
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